Haiti - Economy : Mayard-Paul promotes Haiti to the WCEF
"The WCEF provides Haiti a unique opportunity to showcase the many compelling investment prospects available to help revitalize our economy and drive job creation across all sectors, and throughout all the communities of Haiti," declared Mayard-Paul which is accompanied for this event by : Ms. Elizabeth Landers, Adjunct Chief of Staff for the Minister of the Interior; Mr. Vladimir Laborde, Cabinet Member; Mr. Francois Richelle Lafaille, Minister of Social Affairs; Mr. Guy Paul, Chief of Staff; Mr. Karl Jean Lousi, Executive Director, Investment Facilitation Center (CFI); Dr. Rene Jean Jumeau, Secretary of State for Energy; Mr. Andy George Rene, Presidential Advisory Board and Mr. Anthony Arango, Special Envoy.
The minister's primary objective is to present Haiti's decentralization plan and the many investment/partnering opportunities available in Haiti's heartland, as part of the government's national development plan.
As part of the official agenda, in addition to convening with public and private sector leaders from around the world, the Minister and his delegation will meet with local government officials, the City of New Orleans, the Port of Lake Charles, Ochsner Health System, the Payson Center for International Development, the Port of South Louisiana, Port Fourchon and other maritime and service agencies.
The minister also plans to discuss Haiti's cornerstone decentralization program, Katye Pam Poze (KPP) and also expects that KPP will continue to gain favorable receptivity internationally as an innovative "bottom-up" approach to community integration and sustainable development. Mayard-Paul also stressed the opportunities available within Haiti's diverse cultural talents, citing that worldwide personalities such as fashion icon Donna Karan have already pledged their support to Haitian artisans and their works.
"The Haitian government is committed to facilitating investment," underscored Mayard-Paul. "We are ready to assist with municipal initiatives throughout Haiti, in any of our regions, and we look forward to collaborating for sustainable development that advances decentralization..."
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