On November 18, 2011, the national legislature of Haiti found a new home in a new Parliament building that replaces the previous one that was destroyed in the 2010 earthquake. Attending the ceremony were President Michel Martelly of Haiti and U.S. Ambassador Kenneth Merten.
"The U.S. Government's partnership is with all branches of the Haitian government, and the Haitian Parliament, which has a critical role in building a better Haiti, now has a location befitting its importance to good democratic governance on behalf of the Haitian people," said Ambassador to Haiti Kenneth H. Merten.
Representing Chemonics were Richard Dreiman, President and CEO, and Rhett Gurian, Senior Vice President for Haiti. The new parliament building was completed with funding from USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives through Chemonics and local Haitian subcontractor TEMPO Construction. To read more about the inauguration ceremony, please click here.