IDB to invest $33.5 million to improve solid waste management in Haiti

WASHINGTON, USA — The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $33.5 million grant to help finance an integrated solid waste management program in northern Haiti.

The program’s goal is to boost living conditions in the departments of Cap-Haitien, Limonade and Quartier Morin by improving management and funding solid waste handling and final disposal infrastructure.

With nearly 1.5 million inhabitants, Haiti’s northern region has one of the fastest demographic growth rates in the country. The area is undergoing a fast urbanization process and suffers from high unemployment, poverty and inequality rates as well as from a chronic deficit in basic public services access.

The new program will provide the region with infrastructure for integrated solid waste…

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