Argentina, Venezuela and Cuba Strengthen Cooperation with
HAVANA, Cuba, May 31 (acn)
Argentina, Venezuela and Cuba will boost Haitiís
development and will build a hospital with state-of-the-art
technology, after the signing of
two tripartite agreements, informed the Haitian presidency.
According to the communique,
the hospital, financed by Caracas and Havana, will have a
value of 78,000 thousand dollars and will be built in the
area of Corail, where the headquarters of the Prime Minister
was located prior to the earthquake of January, 2010, the
Prensa Latina news agency reported.
Meanwhile, adds the document, Argentina and Venezuela will
be in charge of agricultural development programs.
The four countries also agreed to create a joint venture to
administer the funds of the Venezuelan Petrocaribe project
in Haiti, the construction of shelters, the donation of
infrastructure for education, and the granting of some 300
scholarships for youngsters of scant economic resources,
points out the text.
On Sunday, the Prime Minister launched a social aid program
that will benefit over 100,000 Haitian mothers.
The project is provided with about 13 million dollars, also
coming from Petrocaribe.
Haiti has been going through a crisis situation for more
than two years now, when the earthquake killed over 300,000
people and left two million victims, 400,000 of which still
live in camps where the situation is increasingly critical.
The nation also suffers a cholera epidemic that has already
resulted in over 7,000 deaths, and the Pan-American Health
Organization estimates that this figure could triple
starting from this month, when the rainy season will begin
and the situation of insalubrity will worsen.