Canada will help build a temporary administrative base for Haiti’s government from which to manage the country’s rebuilding after last month’s earthquake destroyed many ministries, said Canada’s prime minister, Stephen Harper. He announced Canada’s support for construction of the facilities at the start of a two-day visit to Haiti. In response to a request by Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive, Canada’s government would provide up to USD12 million to support the establishment of the base for up to one year. The temporary administrative base will consist of semi-permanent modular shelters and soft-sided air inflatable shelters and will accommodate key ministries and Haitian civil servants so they can work together on recovery efforts. (Reuters)

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