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Santo Domingo.– Dominican industry leaders met with Thierry Mayard-Paul, Haiti's minister of Interior and Local Authorities, to explore business opportunities existing in Haiti.

According to Jaime Malla, the president of Productos Quimicos Industriales, the meeting was very productive. "I think it's like a platform, these steps are highly significant."

Minister Mayard Pau informed the Dominicans industrialists that President Michel Martelly wanted to turn Haiti into a nation socially just, politically independent, with a free economy, decentralized and sustainable.

He also expressed his satisfaction with the positive attitude of the Dominican delegation. "The Dominican businessmen were able to appreciate, visually, our will to grow from a free market economy and through a decentralization plan based on job creation, not only in Port-au-Prince, but especially in our province cities."

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14 comment(s)
Written by: RoyStone, 11 Feb 2012 9:19 AM
From: Australia
If President Michel Martelly wants to "turn Haiti into a nation socially just, politically independent, with a free economy, decentralized and sustainable", why on earth would he talk to the Dominican Republic?
Written by: RonEvane This user is banned, 11 Feb 2012 9:34 AM
From: United States, Gaithersburg, Maryland

" why on earth would he talk to the Dominican Republic?"

That's quite a mystery, Roy. Besides, with all the excess human power in DR, why would anyone want to go that far to find cheap labor?
Written by: juanb, 11 Feb 2012 10:23 AM
From: Dominican Republic
People will be very surprised to know the names of the companies that have already moved their businesses to Haiti.
Written by: RBenito, 11 Feb 2012 11:00 AM
From: United States, Boca Raton
@ juanb; you are so right ! and I feel so sorry for the poor haitian people -
Written by: HONEST, 11 Feb 2012 9:36 PM
From: Dominican Republic, SANTO DOMINGO I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, I will bring the discernment of the discerning to nothing
In my opinion, why do we have to expect that highly developed nation take a step forward...The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are I think we are intelligent enough to reach out for a viable solution to both nations,,,,, we have been understimated by many of those powerful nations.....but like I said before....intelligence knows no frontiers,,,,,and I think this the best way to go...I think we can reach a common ground....hopefully in the long run, it might be good for all of us....
Written by: josean This user is banned, 12 Feb 2012 1:52 AM
From: United States, Guillermo President 2016 Because Our Future Depends On It!

"There can be no Progress Without a METRO"

Lie-onel Fernandez
Written by: CarlosFranco, 12 Feb 2012 3:56 AM
From: United States, Brooklyn
Great News: Josean Basta and Roy can get a job now IN Haiti!
Written by: CarlosFranco, 12 Feb 2012 3:56 AM
From: United States, Brooklyn
cheaper labor? what else could haiti give?

Written by: Yucahu, 12 Feb 2012 6:16 AM
From: United States, Miami
Hooray!!!! Now all the Haitians will go back to Haiti!!! There's plenty of work available now!!!
Written by: PatDiamond, 12 Feb 2012 7:22 PM
From: Botswana, La reconnaissance est une lachete'
@ Carlos Franco

Cheaper labor ? What else Haiti could gives
Haiti minimum wage is half of DR $4.50 USD a day compare to DR rate of close to $9 . It's a win win for DR manufacturing and assembly sector. Haiti is in the process of Modernizing it's energy sector a contract for 48 mil USD was awarded to a French Firm a few days ago to rehabilitated and modernized the Peligre Hydro electric dam. Translation reducing the cost of energy. I will guaranty you the new trend will be DR companies moving to Haiti in the quest for higher profit.
Written by: KISKEYAMAN, 13 Feb 2012 6:10 AM
From: Haiti
EXPLORE? A lot of enterprise of DR is already here! A lot of enterprise of DR make some streets in HAITI. A lot of Dominicans leave DR for live in HAITI. A lot of DOMINICANS tell is better to live in HAITI than dr. Yes a lot of ENTERPRISE of DR is here don't worry. Haiti is going to the modernisation. A lot of companies working in tourism come here for create great hotel. In haiti you have a lot of monuments, a lot of beautiful beaches, And the haitians are very nice.
Written by: CarlosFranco, 13 Feb 2012 7:39 AM
From: United States, Brooklyn

and PatDiamond too can get a job in Haiti thanks to their neighbor in the east!

Written by: RonEvane This user is banned, 13 Feb 2012 2:46 PM
From: United States, Gaithersburg, Maryland

"And the Haitians are very nice."

That's right. It's a pity they're treated so badly!
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