Codevi Lists Its Contributions To Haiti and Dajabon

DAJABÓN.- The Codevi industrial group is not only the generator of 15,000 direct jobs in the Dajabon province and Juana Méndez, Haiti, is also a space that creates hope in people, protects the environment and affects the development of their environment, according to what was reflected by its board of directors.

It indicated that its 28 years of productive life being the integral solution to alleviate poverty.

95 percent of the staff are Haitian and the rest are mostly Dominican, but Israelis, Chinese, Taiwanese, and other nationalities converge. 53% of the staff are men.

The growth of the industrial park is reflected in the well-being of the people and the development of this area.

At the beginning of their operation the workers arrived on foot, but later they did it on bicycles. Now on motorcycles and some in cars.

The group has become the lung that guides Juana Méndez's economy, affects 50% of its population, and in the municipality of Dajabón, according to the president of the Fernando Capellán industrial park, who affirms that "this is the true wall of opportunities."

He emphasizes that for every three jobs created in this project, they create one in the Dominican Republic, which is observable in the economic growth of the two peoples.

According to the businessman, they contemplate the creation of 6,000 more jobs by February and March and to reach 21,000.

In this workspace they seek to improve people's quality of life and reduce environmental impact, according to what was stated by the park administrator, Rafael Domínguez, and Joseph Blumberg, one of Codevi's board members, by guiding a group of journalists on a tour of facilities.

Recycling included

In Codevi there is also a plant to recycle metals and plastics, and a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) plant with which they seek to avoid deforestation caused by the use of coal and firewood, a way in which they cooperate with the environmental quality of the area. This has managed to reduce tree cutting in Haiti.

In addition, it has areas for the promotion of crops, especially vegetables that are consumed in the project, a children's shelter area with capacity for 140 children of the park's employees and a primary care center.

In the educational area, they have agreements with the Institute of Technical Vocational Training (Infotep), the Tep of the Pontifical Catholic Mother and Teacher University (PUCMM) and the Loyola center for the training and education of their collaborators.

A whole complex

This industrial park, which includes the Villas Codevi hotel, has an industrial kitchen and a supermarket so that its collaborators can buy quality food, at low cost and with credit.

In addition, they have established commercial banks, mechanics centers, private educational centers, and other businesses as a result of the economic development in the area.

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