Local October 13, 2011 | 12:57 pm

IDB hails Dominican Republic’s role in Haiti’s reconstruction

SANTO DOMINGO. – The president of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) said Thursday that Dominican Republic is among the countries which have most helped Haiti, affirming it has behaved in accordance with the circumstances in its support for Port-au-Prince’s reconstruction.

Luis Alberto Moreno also said the country is among those which have best dealt with the international crisis.

Speaking in the inaugural of the 12th edition of the Forum of Biarritz headed by president Leonel Fernandez, Moreno noted that the country’s economic growth of 7.8% last year was higher than the world average, which he attributed to the counter-cyclic program applied by the chief executive.

He said to support Haiti’s reconstruction, the IDB works specifically to create jobs and announced that the entity builds an industrial park in Haiti’s North Zone that would provide work for about 90,000 Haitians, a project slated to start operating next March.

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