The U.S. Congress has approved the State Department’s spending plan for supplemental funding for Haiti.
State Department spokesman Philip Crowley said Tuesday (Nov. 9) the agency has transferred the first tranche of money worth USD120 million to the Department of Treasury.
The Treasury “over the next day will in turn be transferring that money to the World Bank for the Haiti Reconstruction Fund. So having completed the process as outlined in the appropriation, we are now moving aggressively to commit that money to Haiti’s reconstruction,” Crowley said.
The U.S. is poised to commit some USD1 billion more for energy, housing and ports, as well as health, agriculture and security projects in Haiti.