Approved: $75 Million IDA grant to build better roads in Haiti

More than 350,000 people in rural Haiti will benefit from improved access to all weather roads, local markets and health centers in the South, South East and Nippes departments as a result of a new US$ 75 million grant from the International Development Association (IDA) approved today by the Board of Executive Directors of the World Bank.

Haiti Dirt Roads - Boc Banic, Near The Dominican Border

About 61 percent of the population was living further than 2km from an all-weather road in 2015 and most rural roads remain in very poor condition and barely passable.

To develop the road network and achieve intercity connectivity by 2021, the government has set an ambitious target to build 4000 km of roads. Read more from

Most roads in Haiti are just in terrible conditions...

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Frednel says...

I will turn down the USA offer.

Because Haiti is no longer on a mission to seek temporary aid. But a deal like China's will place our feet on a solid ground for a better

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Frednel says...

It sounds all gravy but by taking that grant money I believe from the US is going to destroy this opportunity we now have from China.

If it was up to me, I would say don't take

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