Santo Domingo.- Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) outgoing representative Manuel Labrado on Sunday suggested that the Dominican Government prioritize agro production and the tourism industry, calling them the most positive and stable sectors for development.
The official, who concludes his work in the country, said agriculture and tourism are the local lines most competitive abroad, calling them the nation's future.
Labrado spoke in a reception hosted by Agriculture minister Luis Ramon Rodriguez, to recognize his contributions to the of the sector’s development during the five years as the IDB representative.
Among his greatest achievements Labrado cited the various stages of the Competitive Agriculture Transition Support Program (PATCA), to develop and modernize the agro sector, to bolster its competitiveness. "For me PATCA is a model project because it has been adopted by countries such as Nicaragua, Honduras, Uruguay, and other Latin American nations."