Haiti: President Declares January 12th 2012 National Holiday

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Wednesday, 11 January 2012 13:54

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) – By Executive Order, public administration, schools, commerce and industry shall lie idle Thursday, January 12, 2012, for the second anniversary of the tragic earthquake of January 12, 2010, according to a communiqué of the Office of Communication of the Presidency.

On this day, the national flag be flown at half mast at all public buildings, night clubs, discos and other similar establishments will remain closed, broadcasting stations and television broadcast and music for the occasion, the various cults and religions are invited to hold religious ceremonies appropriate.

Various activities are planned by the current government as part of the week to commemorate the second anniversary of the earthquake of January 12, 2010. Here's the full schedule:

Monday, January 9:17h - 19h at the Karibe Convention Centre. Launch of report on the activities of the past two years presenting four films, and launch of a book on school construction by UNICEF.

Tuesday, January 10: 8:30 to 11:30 at the Karibe Convention Center. Official launch of the campaign on the standards of the reconstruction MTPTC. Will also be present: UN Habitat, UNDP, PADF, IFRC, SDC, Swiss Cooperation.

17h - 21h at the Hotel Montana (Petionville). Presentation by the Multimedia Cluster Emergency Shelter and CCCM.

Wednesday January 11: 9am - 12pm at MSPP. Call to action to accelerate the elimination of cholera in Haiti and the Dominican Republic by WHO / PAHO / CDC / UNICEF the Government of Haiti and the Government of the Dominican Republic.

12:30 1) Public announcement to national and international media in the presence of President Martelly, the Mayor of Port-au-Prince, the Prime Minister, the Ministers of Interior, Foreign Affairs, Public Works, international and national partners and guests of honor. President Martelly and Canadian Minister Oda, will also speak. About circumstance. (Launch of the relocation of victims of the Champs de Mars).

2) Meeting with displaced people living in the Champ de Mars since the earthquake. Interview with Minister Oda and President Martelly.

9h - 13h at the Karibe Convention Centre. Presentation of the roadmap for the reduction of seismic risk in the activities of the National Risk Management (SNGRD). Ministry of Interior & UNDP.

14h - 16h at the Hotel Montana (Petionville). Press briefing by the Presidential Advisory Council for Economic Development and Investment (CCPDEI) and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Haiti (CHIC). Presentation of all major projects under construction in the private sector, to modernity, and creating jobs.

17h - 19h at the Hotel Montana (Petionville). Launch of the works of Claude Prépetit, "The earthquake threat in Haiti. Yesterday, today and tomorrow. For the threat is not forgotten "and under the direction of Jean-Daniel Rainhorn" Haiti: Re-inventing the future "Preface by Michaëlle Jean. Afterword by Michèle Pierre-Louis.

Thursday, January 12: 10am - 12pm at Lemonade (Northern Department). Inauguration of the campus of the University of King Henry Christophe Lemonade by the President of the Republic Michel Martelly and the President of the Dominican Republic, Leonel Fernández.

19h - 21h to MUPANAH (Port-au-Prince). Opening of the exhibition devoted to the MUPANAH Earthquake of January 12, 2010.

Friday, January 13: 8h - 15h at the Karibe Convention Center. Multimedia exhibition organized by the National Library of Haiti:"Tribute to prominent Haitians missing January 12, 2010."

9h - 13h at the Karibe Convention Center. "2012: the year of reconstruction": Multimedia presentation of the Government of Haiti, the private sector and international partners in Haiti. Prime Minister's speech.

9am - 12am to Lemonade (Northern Department). Auditorium of the university campus. Symposium on quality management in higher education. Inaugural lecture of Professor Samuel Peter: "Building a university for a Haitian Haitian nation of well-being and prosperity."

15h - 17h to Morne-a-Cabrits. Inauguration of new housing in Morne-a-Cabrits.