Haiti - Economy : More than a plane, a door opened for development in Cap-Haitien
The President Michel Martelly, the Minister of Tourism and Creative Industries, Stéphanie Balmir Villedrouin, the senior vice president of American Airlines, Art Torno and dignitaries were among the dozens of passengers of this historic international flight. The Prime Minister, Laurent Lamothe arrived around 11:00 am to the airport to welcome the plane.
This activity was marked mainly by the ribbon cutting, the unveiling of the commemorative plaque and the visit of the new premises of the International Airport of Cap-Haitien in the presence of the Ambassador of Venezuela to Haiti, Pedro Antonio Canino, of charges d'affaires of the United States, of Canada and other members the Government.
"Hugo Chavez marks a turning point in the social, economic and political life of the proud city of Heroes of Vertières and of Builder King Henry 1st, now placed on the path of economic progress and sustainable development," proudly declared the Head of State, who took advantage of the opening ceremony on the tarmac of the airport to renew the commitment of his administration to continue to work to restore the confidence of the people and partners of Haiti in the State and public administration.
"As a visionary, I know that American Airlines flight that landed today on the track of the International Airport of Cap-Haitien symbolizes the development of the region of the North," rejoiced the President Martelly who thanked the Government and people of Venezuela for their support to the advancement of Haiti.
"This is not just landing aircraft today, it is a door door opened for development in Cap-Haitien," launched the Head of State, noting that this first flight is for the North a source of many economic, social and tourism opportunities especially with among others, the National Historical Park, which includes the Sans Souci Palace, the Citadelle Laferrière, the caves of Dondon, and other iconic historical sites.
For his part, Vice President of American Airlines, Art Torno, has praised the administration Martelly Lamothe for his love of Haiti, its determination to continue to improve the living conditions of the population. Mr. Torno did not fail to extol the greatness, hospitality, history and beauty of the beaches of Haiti and the North, and promised that his company will continue to fly to Haiti, even in difficult times.
By commissioning this airport freshly refurbished and modernized, this is another campaign promise that President Martelly held. The Cap-Haitien International Airport, is part of a series of major airport infrastructure construction, meeting the international standard in many departments of the country initiated by the Government, including Les Cayes to decentralize opportunities, promote economic development and promote the tourism industry in the country.
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