Santo Domingo.- The next four year term should mark the start of a new model of production to spur exports and balanced trade, to reduce the current deficit, said Industries Association (AIRD) president Manuel Ciez Cabral on Sunday.
He said those accomplishments will be possible only if the winning candidate in Sunday’s elections keeps his promise to work toward a competitive tax burden, promote exports and bolster the trade policy.
In a statement, AIRD said the two candidates pledged to increase the financial flow to the productive sectors and reorient the credit policy, topics which have been evaluated and incorporated to their platforms, as showcased in the AIRD magazine HechoenRD.
HechoenRD specifies that opposition PRD party candidate would “better allocate government funds to strategic sectors such as education; disburse 4% of the GDP to that sector and strengthen the technical-vocational training,” and support “reconvert the State as a facilitator of private investment.
It said Medina, of the ruling PLD party, would bolster the Family Health Insurance; spurt the development of small businesses to enter into the formal economy and
start a national innovation system of learning by integrating the productive and academic sectors. “We’ll assign 4% of the GDP to the educative sector in 2013. It’s necessary to have a clear strategy on how to orient that economic effort.