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Haiti to build duty-free zone for textiles

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Feb '12
The Caribbean country of Haiti will soon have duty-free zone for textiles in Thor, as Wilson Laleau, Minister of Trade and Industry has signed an agreement with Alain Villard, President of the Société Zone Franche des Palmiers, S.A. to build the Free Zone.

The project to be set up with an investment of about US$ 8 million will create nearly 3,000 direct and 9,000 indirect employment opportunities in the textile industry.

The setting up of the project is in accordance with President Michel Martelly's mission to create a total of 500,000 jobs across the country during his tenure.

The new Free Zone would include construction of two buildings with metal roof and individual service areas. One of them would be come up on an area of 7,000 sq. m. and another on 7,400 sq. m.

The Free Zone will also have space for administrative offices, machine rooms, a clinic, a dinning hall, and other amenities.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


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