UN peacekeepers improve routes in Haitian capital

5 January 2005

The United Nations peacekeeping force in Haiti has been emptying a city district of the burned tyres and stalled vehicles and repairing a section of railway as the troops do what they can to improve the lives of the people in the capital of the impoverished Caribbean nation.

Showing its handiwork to journalists, the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) said that for the past two weeks, Chilean peacekeepers have been working in the Carrefour district of Port-au-Prince on a stretch of railway that serves three departments, Grand Anse, Sud and Sud-est.

Meanwhile, the Brazilian contingent has been using tractor-trailers and trucks to remove the remains of vehicles and burnt tyres blocking four streets in Bel Air, once a troubled part of Port-au-Prince.


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