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Remarks at the Caracol Industrial Park Opening Ceremony

Good afternoon, and what an extraordinary honor and pleasure it is to be here with all of you today to celebrate Haiti’s progress with three presidents. It’s a little unusual, don’t you think? (Applause.) I want to begin by thanking President Martelly for his leadership and his vision and his passion – (applause) – about the people of his country and for your administration’s commitment to show the world Haiti is open for business. And I thank your Foreign Minister, who has been a great partner with you and with us. (Applause.)

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Industrial Park Caracol Pictures
See all the pictures of the innauguration of the industril park of Caracol  by USAID on Flickr

logo idb Monday, 22 October 2012 21:16 UTC

IDB hails new industrial park in northern Haiti 

Manufacturing facility generates jobs, exports in less than one year since groundbreaking.

WASHINGTON, DC, U.S.A. (IDB) -- Inter-American Development Bank President Luis Alberto Moreno today joined Haitian President Michel Martelly, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former U.S. President Bill Clinton for the inauguration of the Caracol Industrial Park (CIP), a modern manufacturing facility in northern Haiti.



The Caracol Park is a project sponsored by the Government of Haiti, the United States and the Inter-American Development Bank, to spur investment and create thousands of jobs in the northern region of Haiti.

The industrial park offers 250 hectares of full-service industrial space for light manufacturing activity, in close proximity to the U.S. market. The anchor tenant is Sae-A, a leading Korean apparel company that is investing over $70M in apparel and textile manufacturing to create 20,000 jobs in one of Haiti's economically disadvantaged regions.

The industrial park will be the first of its kind in Haiti, offering a globally competitive environment with state of the art waste water treatment facilities, modern earthquake and hurricane resistant factory shells, dedicated and consistent power supply onsite and dormitories and recreational facilities for workers. The Caracol Park project has been meticulously planned in partnership with the communities of the North and diligent attention to civil works and the environment.

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Au Parc industriel de caracol, les travaux avancent

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