Rubble impedes reconstruction in Haiti; removal could cost $1B

03/7/2010 | Washington Post, The · Reuters

The mountains of rubble left in the wake of Haiti's devastating recent earthquake stand in the way of reconstruction. Clearing the detritus could cost $1 billion and take years. "I have heard the president say that based on what the engineers tell him, it will take 1,000 dump trucks working for 1,000 days to clear away the debris," said Leslie Voltaire, an architect and diplomat who is leading the effort to plan Haiti's reconstruction. A rebuilding plan by 150 Haitian government officials and 90 international experts is expected this week.

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