Firms Explore Business Opportunities in Haiti Reconstruction

    Rebuilding Haiti offers opportunities for the private sector as the country prepares for a massive reconstruction of its decimated capital.

    A multi-stakeholder meeting gathered humanitarian organizations and private businesses with post-conflict or post-disaster experience in Miami this week for what organizers called a “nuts and bolts conference” on Haiti reconstruction, Reuters reports.

    “I don’t think they have any option but to get private companies in to help reconstruct Haiti,” said Kevin Lumb of conference organizer Global Investment Summits Ltd.

    “I think it opens up a great deal of business opportunities. Most of their infrastructure is destroyed, their roads, communications, buildings, it’s obviously affected water supply, electricity, so that all needs rebuilding,” he told Reuters.

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