Symposium Opens to Create National Botanical Garden of Haiti
- Tuesday, October 25, 2011 7:24 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - On the initiative of the Haitian Foundation for the Environment (FHE), a two-day international symposium opened Monday in Port-au-Prince around the creation of a national botanical garden.
This synposium, involving fifteen foreign experts and technicians and nearly 40 Haitians, is held under the theme "Rebuild Haiti and its Biodiversity for Sustainable Human Development."
The President of the FHE , Thangy Armand said that the Botanical Garden will be created on an area of approximately 300 hectares of land.
Mr. Armand noted that the 1987 Constitution recognizes the need for botanical gardens in the country but this project could not materialize for a lack of willingness of the authorities that succeeded at the head of the country since the adoption of this constitution.
Also, he has welcomed the participation of the highest Haitian authorities to this international symposium.
He cited the Presidency, the Institute for Preservation of National Heritage (ISPAN), the Ministry of Agriculture and the Environment among others.
For his part, the sponsor of the symposium, the agronomist William CinÃ©a informed that by 2015, the project should begin to emerge.
For this, he expressed the hope that the government appropriates the project to ensure its realization.
William CinÃ©a said that a steering committee, conprenant Haitian and foreign experts, will be established at the end of the symposium to ensure that monitoring is done and objectives achieved.
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Source: Agence Haitienne de Press