Up To 20 Years To Remove Earthquake Rubble In Haiti?

I was watching a CNN report about the Haiti earthquake recovery efforts and they say experts are predicting that it could take up to 20 years to remove all of the rubble in Haiti. 20 years???


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That's a lot if you ask me!

Don't we have to clear the rubble first before we rebuild?

Why would it take so long? Is it money? Logistics? Or What?

CNN reporter Edvige Jean-Francois says that "only 20% of the rubble has been removed..."

So... it is going take 18 years to remove the rest?

If it's going to take 20 years to clear the rubble, then what kind of reconstruction a they talking about?

Hmmmmm...

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Mike says...

I question why other countries are expected to clean it up?

Look at Japan.

The residents were cleaning the debris the next day. Maybe it has something to do with the haitian culture?

Maybe this culture is also the source of the devastation...

Improperly built structures.

I see pictures of residents sitting on the rubble.

Maybe they just don't

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Ona says...

I AGREE! GOD BLESS YOU AND HAITI TO RECOVER VERY

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Josy says...

20% rubble removed in one year, so it should take five years and I am not so good in math. LOL! How did they come up with 20 years?

It did not take 20 years to clear the sites of the World Trade Center, and they even recovered body parts.

They were compared to victims' families DNA, and then returned for proper burials.

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Harold Fleurine says...

For me this study is crazy to remove the rubles will take 2 billions dollars
and after that they will be looking for another 2 billions to start rebuilding//////believe me Haiti will not go

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Myrtho says...

This is ridiculous.Why will take 25 years to rebuild Haiti while Wellington and China are already on the road to recovery after their recent catastrophic earthquakes.

Is CNN trying to tell people to wake up and smell the coffee before it runs out because there is alot to be done or if they are waiting for other people to do everything for them it will take 25 years.This is very

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Miejo says...

ANY WAY IF MY MATH IS GOOD LET'S SEE IF IN ONE YEAR YOU MOVED 20% SO IN 4 MORE YEARS YOU WILL REMOVED THEM ALL!!!!!!
GOD BLESS HAITI WE SHALL OVE COME THAT MY DREAM ANDDDDDDDDDDDDD YES WE

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Alister Wm Macintyre says...

Several observations
* NO ONE IS IN CHARGE IN HAITI dealing with critical infrastructure repair ...

it is the UN (the world's largest and most disorganized committee) and no one knows how many NGOs, and they have ideological differences on what should be done, which are more severe than capitalism vs. communism in the Cold

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Robert Eugene says...

Let's do a simple math that any three year old can understand.

Accordind to the CNN reporter,20 percent of the rubbles had been already removed.This is about one year and three months.

There is 80 percent left. If the new government is going to work at the same pace, it will take 4 more years.

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Lesley says...

It didn't take that long to rebuild Hiroshima so why would it take 20 years for

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Rza says...

That is just 20 yrs to remove the rubbles.

No the rebuilding process.

Meaning it is going to take another 20 years to rebuilt, so we are looking at about 40 yrs alone for Haiti to get back on its feet, and that is if it is done the right way, with the right person some one who is not going to pocket the money and disappear..

Only time will tell, will

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