IDB to Fund Infrastructures on the Island of La Gonave
Gonâve Island or Île de la Gonâve (in French) is the largest of the Hispaniolan satellite islands of Haiti located west-northwest of Port-au-Prince in the Gulf of Gonâve. This barren island is mostly made up of limestone; it is 60 km long and 15 km wide, covers an area of 743 square km. After the earthquake, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) had pledged to grant more than $2.2 billion in the next 10 years to fund Haiti's recovery efforts and cancelled all of its outstanding debt. Recently, under "Gouvènman an lakay ou" or 'Government Home Building Program', the IDB has approved the government's request to fund the construction of two schools accommodating 820 students and a project to build 30 km long road linking Pointe-à-Raquette and Anse-à-Galet. On last Friday, 6 October, 2014, on the instruction of the Prime Minister Lamothe several important ministers and officials visited Gonâve to form a monitoring committee for the ensuing project.