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World Bank approves US$56 million for urban development in Cap-Haitien

The World Bank recently approved a US$56-million grant, earmarked for the Cap-Haitien Urban Development Project.

The grant funded by the International Development Association (IDA) aims to improve urban infrastructure and public spaces, aiming to make the Cap-Haitien city region more habitable and resilient.

In a release earlier this week Anabela Abreu, World Bank country director for Haiti said that the World Bank is working with the Haitian Government and other development partners to make the Haitian city a better place to live, visit, and transact business.

“Cap-Haitien, the country's second largest commercial center, has the potential to become a growth hub in the north but faces significant challenges that are constraining its development and reducing the quality of life of its citizens,” she said.

According to the World Bank, the project will also help to improve mobility, road safety, and reduce the vulnerability of urban infrastructure to natural hazards also strengthening Government's capacity to maintain these investments.

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