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Haiti - Economy : Major strategic projects of the Northern Region
20/11/2013 10:01:25

Haiti - Economy : Major strategic projects of the Northern Region
Sunday, President Michel Martelly, accompanied by the First Lady, Ms. Sophia Martelly, participated at the University of Limonade at the conference of presentation of major strategic projects in favor of growth and economic development of the northern region.

In the presence of Jean Marie Théodat, the President of the Provisional Council of Management of campus of Limonade, Thomas Jacques, Minister of Agriculture, parliamentarians Derex Pierre-Louis and Wanique Pierre, of members offaculty and student body of that university, representatives of partner institutions such as the IRD, SEAS-Haiti, and members of the private sector, Wilson Laleau, Minister of Economy and Finance, has made an inventory of the development situation and economic issues. He stressed the necessity of developing value chains for the creation of industrial micro-parks, to support the development of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to create an effective public / private partnership (PPP) and a Fund of guarantee.

Recalling that several instruments are already in place or currently being launched in the northern region, he said that apart from the Caracol Industrial Park and of potential infrastructural historical and touristic, is developing the Project Nourribio of the firm Agritrans SA, the social compensation plan (for people who have been displaced within the ODVI project), including a farming village with a modern farm production of organic banana, the icro-park agribusiness of Saint-Raphaël (rice, vegetables and other) and a business support services (SAF) of the region.

According Jovenel Moïse, the primary responsibility for the firm Agritrans SA, the North East has to be one of the granaries of the production fig-banana in Haiti. Thus, in December 2014, with activities of Agritrans SA, the first Haitian containers of banana must, according his forecasts, left this large farm of North towards international markets.

Other institutions participate in the revitalization of the agricultural sector and of ajor strategic projects in the area. The Research Institute for Development (IRD), for example, through its program of Environmental Monitoring Satellite Aided (SEAS) offers a technology platform for acquiring important scientific data, a software for the land registry urban and a program of assistance for forecasting crop yields.

The Head of State, while commending the work already done in the University of Limonade by the Chairman of the Board and students, the various development projects underway in the northern region and the roposals for the production of sisal, has proposed to the Haitian private sector, to continue to invest funds in agricultural projects.

President Martelly has also advised the Haitian people and northerners in particular to focus on projects allowing them to become players in the economic development of Haiti.

A Limonade, the Head of State took the opportunity to visit the vast plowed fields and made cultivable by the firm Agritrans, before walking accompanied by thousands of citizens in Trou-du-Nord where he discussed in the evening, with the population of the town around its development.

Scholarships, laptops and motorcycles were offered to young people in the circumstances.

HL/ HaitiLibre

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