Tuesday, February 07, 2006

New Orleans seeks foreign aid!

IOL: Nagin looks for helping hands from overseas: "Nagin looks for helping hands from overseas

February 07 2006 at 01:07AM

By Michael Depp

New Orleans - Shortcomings in aid from the United States government are making New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin look to other nations for help in rebuilding his hurricane-damaged city.

Nagin, who has hosted a steady stream of foreign dignitaries since Hurricane Katrina hit in late August, says he may seek international assistance because US aid has not been sufficient to get the city back on its feet.

'I know we had a little disappointment earlier with some signals we're getting from Washington but the international community may be able to fill the gap,' Nagin said when a delegation of French government and business officials passed through on Friday to explore potential business partnerships.

Jordan's King Abdullah also visited New Orleans on Friday
and Nagin said he would encourage foreign interests to help redevelop some of the areas hardest hit by the storm."

Uhg! It is like living in developing country!

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