Here is the map for the development of Haiti Dominican Republic border by Quisqueya Economic Binational Council, CEBQ.
On Friday, April 15, 2016, at the office of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Binational Economic Council Quisqueya (CEBQ) has submitted its project on the development of Haitian-Dominican Border Trade. The proposal indicates how the border development projects can benefit the inhabitants of both the nations. The Industrial Development Corporation of the Dominican Republic involved in the project, presently has employed 8,000 of its workforce and they believe there would be job opportunities for about 200,000 people within next 10 years. Population growth in both the countries is a fact that none can ignore. IFC, a part of the World Bank, was created in 1956 with an objective to assist economic development by encouraging the growth of productive private enterprise in its member nations, particularly in the underdeveloped areas. Thus, we should make them understand the need to invest and assist the Binational Economic Council Quisqueya in every possible way.
Here are several pictures of the Haitian businessman Marc Antoine ACRA.
Marc Antoine Acra, as the Director General of the company categorically rejected this statement as derogatory rumors and said an American freight company chartering boats for NABATCO receives payments of the freight and is fully responsible for the contents of the cargo loaded on the ships. These cargoes were accepted under the supervision of Colombian port authorities, checked by the narcotics control authorities and the security service before leaving the port of Buenaventura. NABATCO is nothing more than a vessel owner, and cannot be held responsible for any act performed beyond the limits its knowledge.
Danton, as the new Government Commissioner, has issued travel interdiction for several individuals, including Alix Celestin on the belief that it could bring light on the matter. There was a single contract between the State and NABATCO valuing between 700 and 800 million gourdes, but that was awarded without any tender. The act of Mr. Alix Célestin was beyond his authority as there was no proper tender that allowed Acra to carry the load aboard Vessel Manzanares. The ship with a Panamanian flag as per declaration was supposed to carry a cargo of sugar for NABATCO commissioned by the company of Marc Antoine Accra. Marc Antoine Acra is a member of the powerful Acra business family in Haiti.
Here is a picture of Les Allumettes Haitiennes LAHSA Gonaives
Gonaives, a home of sixty thousand people, is famous for two products: malaria and matchsticks. 'Les Allumettes Haitiennes S.A', was a single match factory in Gonaives; it was a place where about 30 people were employed to make matchsticks from the planks of New Orleans aspen and Colombian poplar. The factory started with the dumped stock of Swedish and Czechoslovakian matches that arrived Gonaives by ship from Miami. 'Pierrot,' the last owner of 'Les Allumettes Haitiennes S.A' used to spend hours in the factory building full of phosphorus smells. He inherited the business from Pierre Léon St Rémy, his father, a great trader of Gonaives. The local residents still prefer to call this 1.4 acre match factory property by its old name "Les Allumettes Haitiennes SA". However, because of government corruption and civil unrest the business was forced to move to India 30 years ago. In India, it still produces 90% of the matches sold in Haiti today.
Chinese entrepreneurs see great opportunities in Haiti.
The recent 9th China-Latin America and Caribbean (LAC-CHINA Business Summit) summit in Mexico was attended by over 1,500 Chinese entrepreneurs. This was the first institutionalized platform that China has established for promoting economic and trade cooperation with the Caribbean region and Latin American countries. As per the Haitian representatives visiting the summit on behalf of the Investment Facilitation Center (CFI), the experience of 'LAC-CHINA' seems to be promising. Over 10 potential Chinese entrepreneurs have expressed interest in the textile and footwear sector for investment and have agreed to visit Haiti's National Society of Industrial Parks (SONAPI). During his speech for the occasion, Guy Lamothe, ambassador of Haiti has said, since China is one of the key founders of BRICS, Haiti can receive financial support from the banks of BRICS.
Here is a picture of the young Haitian entrepreneur, Garius Lonick.
Haitian Youth Businessman in Contest for International Distinction
Young Haitian Businessman, Garius Lonick, is one of 2014's Ten Outstanding Young Haitians. He is now vying for one of 2015's ten outstanding youth globally.
Lonick began his business at age 12 when his parents could no longer afford school tuition. He became an artisan, funding his education, ending with a BA in medical technology.
He has launched four businesses in the medical field, with an employment force of 100. JCI will determine ten winners of the global competition.
Missions International of America co-founder, Jan Meier-Nielsen has found a way to help 50 Haitians profit from a new business that could well be described as modern-day alchemy. Using paper from scrapbooks and the pages of magazines, 4 men and 46 women, last year, made an income of $400 plus, over the yearly income of the average Haitian. The wares magicked from these unlikely materials include crosses and coasters, in a setting that harkens even more to fantasy for the dirt floors and candlelit ambiance in which they were created.
In the business plans competition conducted by Haitian Business Accelerator, 10 young entrepreneurs were selected by jury among 30 finalists of business plans competition in July, 2013
Here is the list of winners : David Descieux (Expansion of National Boulangerie & Snack-Bar) Elan Moncher (Agricultural farm ACOD) Ernso Decelien (Royal Fast Food Mobile) Jacques-Eli Pierre (Pintade Plus) Jean Richard Daniel Prudent (BIO-AKWA integrated farm) Job Peterson Mompremier (FRENAGI) Katleen Jeanty (Madan BelFwi - Fruit Mixes) Martial Ewald (FEM PA'M - My farm) Nicodème Sainmestil (Production of fruit compotes in Haiti) Obed Maurice (Point Vert aqua ferme, aquaculture farm)
Business Opportunities For Ouanaminthe, Fort Liberte, Terriere Rouge, Trou Du Nord, Caracol, Quartier Morin With Caracol Industrial Park
As Haiti is celebrating a rebirth of the country with the new Caracol Industrial Park in the northern of Haiti, President Michel Martelly said Haiti Is Open For Business. Haiti is in dead open for business. I can also say that there are several cities and towns in Haiti that will be open for business as Caracol Industrial Park starts creating jobs and opportunities for entrepreneurs in the area trying to provide services to support the park. We already predict that the following towns will benefit directly and are considered to be prime locations for new businesses. They are Ouanaminthe, Fort Liberte, Terriere Rouge, Trou Du Nord, Caracol, Quartier Morin in northern and Cap-Haitian Haiti. Anything that involve housing, restaurant, healthcare services, Hotels, restaurants and a variety of other business would be considered to be great business opportunities
Here is a picture of the building for Haiti Ministry of Commerce. The cost of construction is estimated at $ 17.5 million with funding coming from PetroCaribe. The jobs this project will create is estimated around 150. Ministry of Commerce Building is currently under construction. The completion is scheduled for December 2013