Haitian Government Recognizes Ecuadorean Support of Reconstruction Efforts

By Dialogo
February 14, 2013

During a UN hosted event, attended by ambassadors from several countries, and which was celebrated in the Republic of Haiti to evaluate actions in the peace and reconstruction process to be carried out in the Caribbean nation, Haitian President Michel Martelly referred to the international cooperation received during this period, and praised the support provided by Ecuador for their efficient efforts to reconstruct roads, schools, households, health centers, and public spaces.

The head of state also emphasized that “in spite of the shortage of resources, the work carried out by the Army Corps of Engineers through the Support Mission for the Reconstruction of Haiti (MAHREC Missions) had positive results, including the creation of jobs in that country, since unqualified manpower for the execution of work is of Haitian origin,” he said on February 7.

For this reason, the Haitian president said that he would be pleased if Ecuador’s National Defense Minister and other authorities attended the inauguration of reconstruction work that has been carried out so far by the MAHREC contingent, whose members are from the Ecuadorean Army Corps of Engineers battalion.

This event will be celebrated in early March 2013 in the city of Artibonite, where the “Ecuador” square, as well as the bust of Ecuadorean General Eloy Alfaro Delgado, Liberal Revolution leader, will be inaugurated.