Poverty August 6, 2015 | 7:17 am

No progress with low wages, Dominican Republic leader warns

Santo Domingo.- PresidentDanilo Medina on Wednesday warned there can neither be competitiveness norproductivity in the country if most of the jobs are low- income and informal,noting that´s it´s the challenge which the nation must face.

Medina, speakingin the National Palace after administering the oath to the members of theNational Productivity and Competitiveness Initiative (IPCN) formed bygovernment officials and the private sector, said “it´s very clear that thepath to social and productive progress "passes through us inserting ourselveswithout fear and decisively in a competitive manner into the globaleconomy."

"That´s thereason we´re launching a new development model, a model that economic growthand social model, walk hand in hand, a model whose roadmap is the NationalDevelopment Strategy 2030," he said.

Medina said thestrategy prioritizes partnerships between government, employers and society,"to keep conquering our development goals one by one."

He said the initiative willidentify the reforms necessary to increase productivity and nationalcompetitiveness.

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