“Ten million cubic metres is – if you are bringing it down it – the equivalent to 10 World Trade Center sites,” she says. “It is very large as you can see.”
In December, the Interim Haiti Recovery Commission approved $25m for demolition and rubble removal in targeted Port-au-Prince neighbourhoods, and the UN and the International Labor Organization are now working with the authorities on two pilot projects – the first in six selected neighbourhoods in Port-au-Prince and a second in the town of Leogane.
A third project involving nine further areas will start in early 2011.
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