Presentation of the first Bus prototype Made in Haiti
Ministry of Commerce and Industry in the presence of several members presented the first Haitian bus made by a young Haitian, Jean-Paul Coutard. The bus was baptized as "The Haitian pride". It took Coutard five years to study and two years to build this bus with doubled chassis 300-hp diesel engine, four exits, rear view camera, custom lamps, sound system, television, 54 reclining comfortable seats and sanitary facilities. The minister affirmed Government Martelly-Lamothe's support to Coutard's future projects. A land will be allotted to Coutard in cooperation with the Haitian government; furthermore, the government will assist him for necessary foreign training.