Sustainable Border Development

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Sustainable Border Development

The CEBQ initiative provides a response to the development needs with the aim of improving conditions of the population through inclusive and social projects.
The Quisqueya Binational Economic Council CEBQ has given priority to four major border points in an inclusive process. The initiative has been linked to both Dominican and Haitian businessmen with a clear vision of the future and well-informed of the issues and demands in this area. Its aim is to identify, design, promote and develop, productive, profitable and sustainable investment projects with social impact and environmentally positive, both for the Republic of Haiti and to the Dominican Republic.
 
This is an initiative that is conceived in harmony and support of the Sustainable Development objectives of the United Nations, and has focused on the implementation of five (5) Development Sectors and cross-cutting issues by 2030:
 
Manufacture. Where the development and implementation of textile production Free Zones and mass consumer products is encouraged.
 
Logistics. With a clear focus on the construction, improvement and operation of ports, highways, infrastructure and an efficient customs system in accordance with the times.
 
Energy. Where investments for the development of wind power plants, solar, biomass and hydroelectric are encouraged.
 
Production. With special emphasis on agricultural and livestock production, for which the implementation of crops in controlled environments (greenhouses) will be encouraged; with the proper processing chains for these products.
 
Tourism. Investment is encouraged for the development and construction of ecotourism projects, villas, marinas and convention centers and events.
 
All these points have a common axis that brings them together under the umbrella of Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development; that contributes to communities and influence zones by providing better living conditions. That, with the development of housing, health, education, technical training, and sports projects, and especially with the stimulation and development of the micro-enterprises.

A forwardlooking project in harmony

The public-private initiative of Haitian-Dominican border development brings together leading representatives of the two nations have pledged to encourage, assist and boost entrepreneurship on both sides of the Dominican- Haitian border to promote social and economic development of communities located in this region.
 
In this respect, they have been committed to developing a private organization to work with government in public trade policies, willing to identify, promote and develop joint investment projects. At the same time, manage the platform of a Board of Directors that includes a Haitian and a Dominican Co-Chair that promotes and guarantees an ongoing dialogue.
 
The importance of sustainable tourism for development of the border is an issue of great importance and attracts the attention of the Quisqueya Binational Economic Council and is presented in the context of regional forums on political parties, women and tourism welcomed by the Central American Parliament.
 
The initiative wants to turn the region of Pedernales and Ansea- Pitre in an area focused on sustainable tourism through the promotion of ecotourism. This proposal not only seeks to curb the west - east flow of migration, but also seeks to improve the lives of border residents through employment, access to technology and technical and vocational training.
 
It should be noted that environmental sustainability has been assumed in each of the four areas of action of the border region due to the serious deterioration that has taken place in this zone due to environmental matters. The promotion of sustainable projects of electricity generation is a priority because with them the industry is energized and therefore the economic development of this region is stimulated.

Oportunidades de Inversión

SUSTAINABLE TOURISM

An important element that promotes development in the border area is the construction of large ecotourism projects, villas, marinas and convention centers and events, to connect the natural potential as well as cultural and historical riches found in this binational corridor.

MANUFACTURE

A clear commitment to the development of both sides of the Dominican-Haitian border, and a living example that is reflected in the operating model of twin plants in the industry of textile manufacturing is the co-production model of CODEVI - Grupo M. This organization favors the development of the economy of both nations and contributes to the growth of communities through the construction of a modern textile production plant, which is a model for the industry. CODEVI is an industrial site, an additional commitment made by Grupo M, through its implementation 10 years ago. It is a production model that employs 7,000 people in the community of Ouanaminthe, Haiti. Grupo M maintains the operation of 3,600 permanent positions in the province Santiago de los Caballeros.

 

The impact of the 7,000 jobs generated in CODEVI translates into about 35,000 indirectly, reflecting a tangible benefit on 100,000 settlers of Ouanaminthe that have improved their way of life.

PRODUCTION AND ENERGY

The bet that the business sectors of both countries have made has a clear horizon, encourage the development of intensive agricultural production models and the use of water, wind and biomass to promote the production of clean energy resources.