Rebuilding Haiti Could Cost Up To $14 Billion Dollars

By Dialogo
February 17, 2010

I hope that with the grace of God they get the opportunity to live as we live. What happened to Haiti is a sad thing. But press on, press on, always forward. The country has many problems, one is to be the overall risk for being a region subject to earthquakes of this magnitude. I suggest: have all the Haitians left to Brazil and build cities here. With that money, we can offer them dignity and who knows, with the eyes of everyone here, the government would extend the improvement of infrastructure also for Brazilian nationals also lack so much?

Rebuilding Haiti could cost up to $14 billion dollars, which would make last
month's quake the most destructive natural disaster in modern history, the
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) said.

The figure for reconstructing homes, schools, streets and other
infrastructure in Haiti came in a report by the Washington-based pan-American
development bank assessing the damage from the January 12 quake.

The report said the damage was estimated at between eight and $14 billion
dollars, which factoring in Haiti's population and economic output, would make it
the most destructive natural disaster in modern history.

The IDB assessment came after a 7.0-magnitude-quake leveled parts of the
Caribbean nation of nine million, already the poorest in the Americas before the

The quake killed at least 217,000 people and left the capital, Port-au-Prince
largely in ruins.