Here is a picture of the collapsed Bridge On Route 9 over Riviere Grise. The population has managed to adjust to the new reality.
A bridge along Route 9 in Cite Soleil partially collapsed on March 18, 2016 at around 8:30 am at the passage of a dump truck carrying gravel. About two months after the collapse, the US Army Corps of Engineers was engaged to assess the condition of the bridge and determine possible causes of the collapse. As per their reports, it was revealed that the bridge built in 1997 by the U.S Army was designed to withstand a load capacity of 30 tons, but it used to carry regular loads beyond 40 tons. Every day, about 12,000 vehicles used to cross the bridge before the collapse. Poor maintenance, overloading, existing damages and lack of supervisions were the possible causes of the collapse. The investigating team has recommended that the Olympic Park side (North side) of the collapsed wing and the side of Cité Soleil (South Bay), unaffected in the collapse, both should be replaced by similar modular steel with increased load capacity.
Did you know there is a plan in the making to build a cable car line linking Labadie with Citadelle Laferriere? This is part of a tourism improvement plan. Tourists arriving at Labadee via Royal Caribbean cruise will now be able to get to the historic site of Citadelle Laferriere in very safe condition.
This picture seeing here is not an actual picture of the cable car line project between Labadie and Citadelle Laferriere. It is just an idea of what it will look like after completion.
China never withdrew it supports on Haiti since its participation in the UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti following the devastating 2010 earthquake. Although, they left the UN mission in November 2012, but have maintained their presence with financial cooperation and assistance in important Haitian development works. Recently, on September 25, 2015, a Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the Haitian government and China National Automation Control System Corp (CACS) which would help to construct new buildings for the finance ministry, the tax office and the customs bureau. Furthermore, the Chinese companies will help to improve and expand important arterial roads around the capital city and in the border areas. A cable car will be constructed to link the municipality of Labadie to the archaeological site of Citadelle Laferriere, and the international airport, Toussaint Louverture will be renovated within a few years. These are genuine gesture from China to put Haiti on its path to development. The Citadelle Laferrière or, Citadelle Henry Christophe is a large mountaintop fortress in northern Haiti built between 1805 and 1820 with 365 cannons of varying size, approximately 17 miles (27 km) south of the city of Cap-Haïtien and five miles (8 km) uphill from the town of Milot.
Here is a picture of a bus of the company Dignite after it was burned in Arcahaie.
Since the first day of September, the people of Arcahaie are agitating and showing their mark of displeasure. They are not happy with the President Martelly's unilateral decision to make "Les Arcadins" a separate commune and connected it to the Artibonite Department. They have rejected the president's decision because they consider it is unconstitutional and ultra vires the power of an outgoing president who is holding his office without any parliament, but by a decree. The new commune would take out a section of coastline from the city where the President had built a mansion for himself and few more homes for his friends. For the past 40 days, children of Arcahaie could not go to school, three buses, along with a bus of the Dignite company were burnt, three public buildings, such as, the tax office, the municipal palace and the vice delegates office for the district, were set on fire on October 2nd. Due to several roadblocks, people cannot travel north to south or vice versa; even the people from the east cannot travel back from Port-au-Prince.
Here is a picture of the newly renovated Port of Petit Goave. It was inaugurated on Wednesday, October 21, 2015, by president Michel Martelly. What new with this port is a new customs offices and a bonded warehouses that is now complies with the ISPS Code.
The new Port of Petit Goave is comprised of an area of 51 m2. It is part of a plan to make Haiti more accessible to the international trade. It will offer transportation of people and merchandises to the city as well as the entire region. The port is expected to facilitate the transport of agricultural and handicraft production and also improve tourism in the region
The reconstruction of the Port of Petit-Goâve was done locally creating several needed jobs. Economic Construction Maritime SA (Eccomar SA) was in charge of the project which lasted about ten months at a cost of $ 2.33 million
Here is a picture of a bus set on fire by protesters on National road Number one.
On September 16, 2015, a bus from the 'Sans Souci' and a dozen of motorcycles were set on fire at Arcahaie & Fonds des Blancs during a demonstration of protest held on the National Road No: 1. It was the 16 consecutive days of protest that the situation had remained very tensed; the roads were blocked in several places. The local inhabitants had burned tyres and wrecked cars on a protest against President Martelly's unilateral decision to make "Les Arcadins" a commune and to connect it to the Artibonite Department. Several casualties have already been reported in recent days, especially, from the forceful intervention of the police.
Here is a picture of the Delmas Viaduct, inaugurated by President Michel Martelly.
On Friday, August 7th, the President Michel Martelly, accompanied by Prime Minister Evans Paul and other important dignitaries have inaugurated the Delmas Viaduct, an eight channel exchanger, which would connect the areas neighboring Delmas, Nazon and above all, overcome the traffic problems. It was a $16.5 million project with PetroCaribe Funding, the construction of which started in April 2013 by one Dominican construction firm 'Estrella' under the supervision of the firm LGL SA. President Martelly, in his inaugural speech has thanked all who had contributed to this great work. Before the work started, hundreds of buildings, schools, warehouses, churches on Delmas 17 and 9 were demolished to make way for this 550 meter bridge. The people used to stack their salvages on the roadside under the covers of tarpaulin. Not everyone was properly compensated.
Here is a picture of Non-profit Haiti Air Ambulance service which offers an emergency air medical service to the Haitian population by providing crisis medical airlifts to emergency centers to residents living in rural areas.
HAA does not require payment from those who can't afford it; it's only concern being the victim be transported as quickly, comfortably, and safely as possible, preventing the possibility of death.
HAA's business model focuses on jobs, training, and contributing support to H
Haiti is not new to devastating events, the likes of which can leave the country crippled in the immediate aftermath, as well as on a longer term. Just four years ago, the massive earthquake gave evidence of this. This month, the country's first helicopter service for emergency medical response became operational. The feat is thanks to the non-profit organization Ayiti Air Anbilans (AAA). Days ago the AAA flew their first patient, and after a visit from First Lady Sophia Martelly, they await the auspicious visit of the Head of State, President Michel Martelly.
The risk of offering medical services in Haiti, during a time of crises and during times of relative calm include geographical obstacles, equipment and the lack of emergency response. It is widely stated that many patients need not succumb but for a failure to get them care in time. The white, blue and red helicopters of the AAA strive to ameliorate this.
The fleet is equipped with modern equipment that can render critical care and even some surgery. On it will fly a trained medical staff that can offer vital triage in a bad situation, while the helicopter routes them to any one of the 15 waiting affiliate clinics. This exemplary, much needed service will be provided to patients, regardless of their ability to pay.
This project came out of the agreement with Air Methods Corporation (AMC) announced around the third anniversary of the 2010 earthquake. The agreement stated that the AMC would give two Bell 407 helicopters (one as primary and one as backup), three pilots and two mechanics. The AAA was to provide the medical equipment and the clinical staff.
Contact: 509 3166-8197 / (559) 475-8515
Here is a picture of Morne Puilboreau which is a mountain located in Nord of Haiti.
Puilboreau Morne (Morne Puilboreau) is a mountain in the Northern Department of Haiti, located 798 meters above the sea level. Based on the peakery data, with its 2,438 feet or 743 meter mountain peak near Plaisance, it ranks as the 23rd highest mountain in the Nord and the 230th highest mountain in Haiti. The nearest peaks are Morne Chemin Neuf, Morne Laroche, Mercredi, Morne Boulaille, Morne Terre Rouge and Morne Bijou. Morne Puilboreau is an elevation standing high above-the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more in the county of Haiti. Its center lies at a latitude of 19.53333 and longitude of -72.46667.
Dignite is the name of a Haitian school bus company established in 1985. During the last academic year, the company has carried nearly 150,000 students every day in 86 provincial cities and 19 points in Port-au-Prince. Recently, on Tuesday 26th August, 2014, Castro Arboite, the Director of "Dignite" has announced the addition of 50 new buses over its present fleet of 257 buses spread across the ten departments providing free transportation to the school children. This addition of the fleet came as a result of the U.S$ 2 million donation assistance extended by the Government of South Korea on 3rd May 2013, to the Haitian government for purchase of 50 school buses over a period of two years. 'Dignite' has always been consistent to fulfill its mission of bringing students to their teaching places and return homes. Earlier, "Dignite" used to charge monthly fees for carrying students. In 2011, President Martelly decided to make this service free and sanctioned a yearly subsidy of 292 million gourdes to the company for maintaining its fleet for the operation
The long-distance bus company Caribe Tours, is described as one of the best ways to travel far distances in the Dominican Republic. With one of its longest routes, from Santo Domingo to Samana, being only RD$330, the average cost for a ride is within reach. The service is good, the fleet of buses modern and comfortable with air conditioning, and they cover many destinations across the Dominican Republic and also Haiti. The terminal in Santo Domingo is at 27 de Febrero esq. Leopoldo Navarro.
Rue Clerveaux (Rue Gabard) - Petion-Ville, Haiti
Phone: (509) 37 85 19 46
Other ground transportation services available:
Le Transporteur Bus Line, Port-au- Prince, Gonaives and Cap-Haitian
Capital Coach Line Haitian bus company
Transport Chic bus Service, Cayes - Port-au-Prince