September 19, 2012
Reposted from Haiti Libre
Monday at the National Palace, the Prime Minister, Laurent Lamothe, attended a private meeting with the President Michel Martelly and former U.S. President Bill Clinton on the capacity building of investment in Haiti.
The former Head of State American, who heads the Clinton Global Initiative and also Co-Chair of the Presidential Advisory Council for Economic Development and investment, promised his participation in the development of the country and said he was open to working with the Haitian Government, on the best way to attract investment, while reaffirming its commitment to support Haiti in its modernization process. The development of an effective strategy of energy development, constitutes also one of the best avenues to explore, mentioned Mr. Clinton.
During his 24-hour visit to Haiti, Bill Clinton met with Georges Andy René, Director of Investment Facilitation Center (CFI) on the possibilities of creating a Special Investment Fund of the Diaspora. In this perspective, Mr. Clinton announced the funding of a survey in the United States, in order to identify the investors of the Haitian diaspora, to encourage them to take advantage of economic opportunities and invest in Haiti. This survey will also study the mechanisms necessary and appropriate to direct the available capital in the Haitian communities abroad, towards productive investment and creator of jobs, in the national economy. Following an agreement, the Clinton Bush Foundation, in collaboration with the Stern School of Business, New York University and the U.S. company of consultation Booz, will realize this survey, which will extend over 3 months.
Former U.S. President also visited the Hotel School of Haiti (EHH), which has resumed its activities with the financial support of the Clinton-Bush Haiti fund, of the Oasis Foundation, of Ministry of Tourism of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Jerry Tardieu, one of the leaders of the Oasis Foundation, stated that he was necessary to strengthen the EHH at a time when many hotels are under construction in Haiti.
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