Haiti - Economy : Laying the foundation stone of the extension of the Free Zone Lafito
"I am here, because the State alone can not hire the millions of unemployed in the cities and rural sections of the country. The path to better living conditions for our people requires a combination of public and private sector efforts," said President Jovenel Moïse. "I am here because I believe the private sector has an important role to play in the production of goods, services and above all in the creation of jobs."
Reuven Bigio, Executive Director of Bigio Group (GB Group), welcomed the willingness and determination of the Head of State to facilitate investment in Haiti. He also took the opportunity to recall that the Lafito Platform is open to all, entrepreneurs and institutions that have the will to invest and contribute to the sustainable development of Haiti.
Recall that the Lafito project which has been in operation for 2 years now, besides its world class port http://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-16612-icihaiti-economy-1-boat-arrives-every-2-days-in-port-lafito.html , the site of more than 400 hectares includes its own power station, a free zone and will include in the extension phase a commercial space, a medical clinic and a residential area. The Lafito project provides for the creation of 25,000 jobs during its first five years of operation.
Learn more about GB Group :
GB Group is a leading, diversified group of industrial and trading companies in the Caribbean, with operations concentrated in Haiti, Dominican Republic, Jamaica and St. Maarten and offices in the United States. Comprised of 21 companies from seven different divisions including agriculture, construction, consumer goods, infrastructure, energy, logistics and trading, GB Group collaborates with more than 4,000 employees and embraces managers from more than 15 countries companywide. GB Group and its operating companies have strategic alliances and/or partnerships with some the world’s top business organizations. The company’s current endeavors include the $80 million Lafito Global project, which includes Port Lafito, Haiti’s first Panamax port.
Located in Haiti since 1896, the GB Group is one of the largest private industrial groups in the Caribbean, with
concentrated operations in Haiti and offices in Miami, Santo Domingo and Port au Prince. With over 2,000 employees, the GB Group includes many companies [Aciérie d'Haïti (ADH), les Huileries Haïtiennes (HUHSA), Sodigaz, Gentel, Metalec Prometal etc...], divisions and affiliates and joint ventures operating in the 9 following industries: Agriculture (Soon) Building Materials, Consumer, Energy / Fuel Distribution, Environmental Services, Infrastructure, Telecommunications, Trade, Transport.
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