Vice President of the Republic, Raquel Peña, highlighted the potential of the recently renovated Barahona Port for the economic and social development of the entire southern region, during a visit on Saturday to the territory.
Peña toured the pier with representatives of the port authorities, as well as representatives of companies operating in the port.
He highlighted the executive authority’s interest in boosting the region’s economy by providing job opportunities, highlighting the importance of Barahona Port.
“We have to continue to exploit Barahona as a tourist site of this natural beauty and we can make this hybrid between manufacturing and commerce; Raquel Peña emphasized the strong will of the government so that their companies become more prosperous but this at the same time becomes more jobs and especially for all Barahoneros, and always with social responsibility of concern for the environment.”
On the other hand, the Executive Director of the Ports Authority Jean-Louis Rodriguez highlighted the government’s support to achieve the changes required by the national port system, and also highlighted the works that have been carried out to allow port operations to open. Pier No. 4.
“Here we are at dock No. 4, a new berth that has been paralyzed for years and in less than six months we have been able to inaugurate all the permits to start operations,” said Jean-Louis Rodriguez.
The public employee also announced the implementation of a memorandum of understanding signed by the companies operating in the port and a work protocol to avoid environmental damage in the community with the transfer of mining materials.
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