The country drew US$809.8M in foreign direct investment in 1Q
M. de Leon
Santo Domingo.- The Dominican Republic received US$809.8 million in foreign direct investment during the first quarter, which is to a 13.7 percent jump over the same period last year, said Dominican Republic Export and Investment Center (CEI-RD) director Marius De Leon.
He said the figure makes the country the Caribbean’s leader in that area, and second in Central America.
The official revealed that his office works in the identification of investment opportunities linked to the national production process and that in this sense they have attached special importance to the agro-export sector.
“Our purpose is for the world to perceive ‘Dominicanness’ in all its expressions and with it the intangible and incalculable value of the human warmth of our people,” said De León during his participation in the monthly luncheon of the American Chamber of Commerce.
He stressed that the CEI-RD operates an observatory on the investment climate of strategic markets, to identify opportunities that facilitate business and continue being a competitive objective for attracting foreign investment.