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San Pedro, Dominican Republic.- Just eight years after Bloomberg reported resumed fruit exports to Japan after a ban lasting nearly 80 years, the area’s industrial free zones of textiles, footwear and pharmaceuticals now has another attraction, melons.

The company Melysol, SRL, can also boast success as it joins San Pedro’s numerous agribusinesses and agro-industries, 20 years after it started growing melons.

One of the agribusienesses that took advantage of the free zones’ tax breaks, was Melysol, where its 12 hectares produce 75 tons , or around 25 tons of melons in every four hectares.

Project technician Yeurys Cuello said the company currently prepares an additional 4.5 hectares for the start of the next planting season.

Gregorio Espinal, another specialist, said the cost to produce melon is around RD$500,000 per hectare, for which Melysol hires a total of 50 workers.

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7 comment(s)
Written by: josean, 4 Aug 2014 11:35 AM
From: United States, Guillermo President 2016 Because Our Future Depends On It!

More MELONS and less USELESS METROS is good for the economy!

Written by: ohhhvictor, 4 Aug 2014 12:12 PM
From: United States

Excellent news..PLD is always promoting exportation through different channels..

Improve in exportation, technology, education,transportation and infrastructure and macro-economy to get a better country!

Well done PLD!

E pa' lante que vamos!

Written by: josean, 4 Aug 2014 12:53 PM
From: United States, Guillermo President 2016 Because Our Future Depends On It!

This was done inspite of the PLD, as most good things in DR...... just ask the Internet sales folks which the PURPLE Ones want to kill with another TAX MUGGING Attempt!

Written by: chillinout, 4 Aug 2014 12:53 PM
From: Dominican Republic
Here in a country with almost free labor a business needs to be in a free trade zone to save on taxes plus other breaks to sell to richer countries.

That says it all.
Written by: Radar, 4 Aug 2014 1:37 PM
From: Dominican Republic

If our next president (likely LEO, el perro zarnoso), doesn't squash Medina's proven efforts to empower the agricultural sector, we will continue to produce much more and diversified produce for export. To echo Atabey, (he disappeared), "export, or die". ...It's obvious that come 2016, when CAFTA takes full effect, the need to grow our capabilities and diversification of produce, is of the absolute essence to keep us afloat, and maybe expand our economy.

There is no solid reason why we should be so poor If not for our parasitic government....We have an enormous potential for economic growth. We are blessed with a global positioning which makes it ideal for growing an unlimited variety, and volume of foodstuff, and ideally for the manufacturing all sorts of products.
Unfortunately, the DR mentality and culture, retards and limits our potential. We need 100 more Medina think-alikes in govt. to turn us around, and rebuild it with concrete, in bed-rock.
Written by: Danilo This user is banned, 4 Aug 2014 1:44 PM
From: Dominican Republic, SDQ --- VIGILADOR.COM (Beta) - Vigilando nuestra Quisqueya
Melysol: Para molestias vaginales
Written by: dreadlocks, 5 Aug 2014 9:57 AM
From: United States
says Radar

There is no solid reason why we should be so poor If not for our parasitic government.

so much many crooks
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