Month: June 2011

CAEI Destines RD$8.4m to Train Housewives

SAN PEDRO DE MACORIS. With an investment of RD$8.4 million, the Consorcio Azucarero de Empresas Industriales (CAEI) and Mujeres en Desarrollo (MUDE) began at the Angelina sugar mill a microcredit programme, which features as its main objective the generation of revenue of families and improving the conditions of life of the community residents.

The human resources and social responsibility manager for CAEI, Ana María González, and the executive director for MUDE, Rosa Rita Alvarez, explained that, asides financing, the project contemplates the technical and managerial training processes, thus pursuant to housewives acquiring the necessary skills to create or develop their own business.

During the program launch act, which took place at the medical apothecary of the Angelina sugar mill, they foresaw how the project will cause great impact zone-wide due to the amount of resources that the different initiatives will create in the community.

About CAEI:

CAEI is a company in the Energy and Industry portfolio of assets administered by VICINI.

The VICINI family has invested in different economic sectors in the Dominican Republic for over 140 years. VICINI is one of the companies that has contributed significantly to the development and industrialization of the country.

SOURCE: Diario Libre

Domicem Assumes Social Commitment

Domicem Assumes Social Commitment

Jean Alain Rodriguez, Marco Focardi, Father Juan Linares and Francesco Cardi.

Sabana Grande de Palenque. The company DOMICEM delivered to the Program Girls and Boys with Don Bosco (*Muchachas y Muchachos con Don Bosco) a donation for the sum of RD$758,000.00, thus ratifying their assumed commitment since their operational commencement in the country.

The donation is framed within the social responsibility scope that the cement company maintains in Dominican Republic.

With this initiative, the company destines a percentage of each cement bag sold towards the advancement of this important social work of the Salesian order, headed by Father Juan Linares, as is explained by the company executives via a press release.

The delivery took place at a meeting set up at the Domicem facilities, located in Sabana Grande de Palenque in San Cristóbal.

Marco Focardi, Franceso Cardi and Jean Alain Rodríguez, President, Managing Director and Executive Director respectively for DOMICEM, delivered the donation together with young members of the program.

About DOMICEM:

DOMICEM is a company in the Energy and Industries portfolio of assets administered by VICINI.

The VICINI family has invested in different economic sectors in the Dominican Republic for over 140 years. VICINI is one of the companies that has contributed significantly to the development and industrialization of the country.

SOURCE: Listin Diario

CAEI and MUDE Develop Microcredit Program

CAEI and MUDE Develop Microcredit Program

Participants: The Exec. Director of MUDE, Rosa Rita Alvarez, together with CAEI and community representatives
San Pedro de Macorís

Featuring an investment of RD$8.4million, the Consorcio Azucarero de Empresas Industriales (CAEI) and Mujeres en Desarrollo (*Women in Development- MUDE), began at the Ingenio Angelina a microcredit project that features as goal the generation of revenue of the families and improving the conditions of life of the community residents.

The HRM and Social Responsibility Manager for CAEI, Ana María González, and the executive director for MUDE, Rosa Rita Alvarez, explained that asides financing, the project contemplates technical and managerial trainings, for purposes of helping housewives attain the necessary skills to create or develop their own business.

Program: During the program launch event, which was hosted at the medical apothecary of the Angelina sugar mill, they foresaw that the project will cause great impact on the zone, due to the amount of resources the different initiatives will generate, as well as for the development and personal betterment of the program participants.

González and Alvarez assured that this strategic alliance between CAEI and MUDE will influence Angelina and its surrounding areas because it will serve as grounds and motivation for the development of numerous scarce resources families.

The project: González and Alvarez, according to a press release, trusted the project will render excellent results, because as they said, in CAEI and MUDE there is a firm commitment with success, at the same time that the Angelina housewives show great enthusiasm and desire to improve. González affirmed that for the residents of Angelina, this project is no surprise, because it is a dream they have been working on for the last few months, in coordination with CAEI and MUDE staff. “From this dream we expect many results and we will get them, due to the commitment on behalf of all stakeholders that are involved in this project”, said the HRM and Social Responsibility Manager for CAEI.

About CAEI:

CAEI is a company in the Energy and Industry portfolio of assets administered by VICINI.

The VICINI family has invested in different economic sectors in the Dominican Republic for over 140 years. VICINI is one of the companies that has contributed significantly to the development and industrialization of the country.

SOURCE: Listin Diario

Angelina Mill Begins Microcredit Plans $8.4MM

Angelina Mill Begins Microcredit Plans $8.4MM - CAEI

The executive director of MUDE, Rosa Rita Alvarez, speaks at the launch act for microcredit. Photo: External Source

SAN PEDRO DE MACORIS. With an investment of RD$8.4MM, the Consorcio Azucarero de Empresas Industriales (CAEI) and Women in Development (*Mujeres en Desarrollo- MUDE) began a microcredit project at the Angelina Mill, which has as goal the revenue generation of the families as well as improving the conditions of life of all community residents.

The HRM and Social Responsibility manager for CAEI, Ana María González, together with the executive director for MUDE, Rosa Rita Alvarez, explained that, asides the financing conditions, the project contemplates technical and management training, for purposes of allowing housewives to acquire the necessary skills to create or develop their own businesses.

Amid a launch act for the program, which took place in the Medical Apothecary Unit of the Angelina Mill, they foresaw that the project will generate great impact zone-wide, because of the resources the different business initiatives will generate, as well as the development and personal overcoming of all program participants.

Mrs. González and Mrs. Alvarez assured that this alliance with CAEI will have great impact in Angelina and its surrounding environment, because it will serve as grounds and motivation for the development of numerous low-income families.

About CAEI:

CAEI is a company in the Energy and Industry portfolio of assets administered by VICINI.

The VICINI family has invested in different economic sectors in the Dominican Republic for over 140 years. VICINI is one of the companies that has contributed significantly to the development and industrialization of the country.

SOURCE: Hoy

Organizations Begin Credit Program

Organizations Begin Credit Program - CaeiSanto Domingo.- The Consorcio Azucarero de Empresas Industriales (CAEI), and the organization Mujeres en Desarrollo (*Women in Development) (MUDE) began at the Angelina sugar mill located in San Pedro de Macorís, a credit program featuring an investment of RD$8.4 million, so that local housewives can begin small businesses.

Ana María González, HRM and Social Responsibility Manager for CAEI, and Rosa Rita Alvarez, executive director of MUDE, explained that the microcredit program seeks to promote revenue production and improve the quality of life of the families living in the areas surrounding the Angelina Sugar Mill.

The project includes technical training and managerial skills-building sessions so that housewives can develop productive units.

About CAEI:

CAEI is a company in the Energy and Industry portfolio of assets administered by VICINI.

The VICINI family has invested in different economic sectors in the Dominican Republic for over 140 years. VICINI is one of the companies that has contributed significantly to the development and industrialization of the country.

SOURCE: El Dia

CAEI Delivers Fees For Received Sugar Cane

CAEI Delivers Fees for Received Sugar Cane

Compensation: Jose Alberto Rosario and Juan Tejeda deliver the check to Maria Gisela Aybar

Dominican Republic. The Consorcio Azucarero de Empresas Industriales (CAEI) delivered their sugar cane providers the pertaining payment for final liquidation of the raw material received by the agricultural industry under concept of the recently finished harvest, estimated at RD$155million.

The checques were delivered by the CAEI Finance Manager, José Alberto Rosario, and the Manager for Logistics and Harvest, Juan Tejada, during an activity hosted at the Conference Room of the company head office. Joining them were the head of Treasury, Roberto Féliz and the Chief of Harvest Logistics Julio Alexi Basarte.

Upon receiving payment, the sugar cane farmers valued as positive that the consortium had settled the payment to the farmers, few days after concluding the harvest 2010-11; given that these resources can help them begin preparing the soil and crops for the next milling.

Likewise, they pointed as beneficial the delivery of agrochemicals that the CAEI Consortium began implementing recently with views to their providers being able to obtain greater performance from their fields.

Suppliers

Delsa Japa, one of the sugar cane farmers, affirmed that this sector is very positive with the technical and financial assistance being developed by CAEI in favor of its purveyors.

Japa pointed out that CAEI paid for the raw material on time and based on a good rate, based on performance, which allows farmers to make the necessary investments to prepare the soil for the next harvest. He said the Japa family is willing to continue working with CAEI. Also expressing their satisfaction were Enemencio Marte and María Gisela Aybar.

About CAEI:

CAEI is a company in the Energy and Industry portfolio of assets administered by VICINI.

The VICINI family has invested in different economic sectors in the Dominican Republic for over 140 years. VICINI is one of the companies that has contributed significantly to the development and industrialization of the country.

SOURCE: Listin Diario

CAEI Delivers RD$155 Million to Sugar Cane Suppliers

CAEI Delivers RD$155 Million to Sugar Cane Suppliers

One of the sugar cane suppliers receives a check from CAEI executives.

The Consorcio Azucarero de Empresas Industriales (CAEI), delivered RD$155m to their sugar cane providers under concept of payment to liquidation of raw material received by the agricultural industry for the just finalized harvest.

The checks were handed by the Financen Manager for CAEI, José Alberto Rosario, and the Logistics and Harvest Manager, Juan Tejada, amid an act hosted at the conference room of the company head office.

Joining were also the Head of Treasury, Roberto Féliz, and the Harvest Logistics Chief, Julio Alexi Basarte.

Upon receiving payment, the sugar cane producers valued as positive that the consortium had liquidated payment to all farmers few days after concluding the harvest for 2010-2011, and with those resources they will begin to prepare the crops for the next milling.

Likewise, they remarked as beneficial, the delivery of agrochemicals which CAEI began implementing recently with views for its purveyors to achieve higher rendering of their crops.

Dr. Delsa Japa, one of the sugar cane farmers, said this sector is very promising with the technical and financial assistance that CAEI develops in favor of its purveyors.

Japa pointed out that CAEI paid the sugar cane on time and at a good rate, based on capacity, which allows farmers to make the necessary investments to prepare for the next harvest. Japa also said that the Japa family is willing to continue working for CAEI to continue supplying the needed raw material according to the necessities and requirements of the Cristóbal Colón Mill.

Meanwhile, Alberto Japa said that the delivery of fertilizers and herbicides on behalf of CAEI has been very beneficial for all farmers, given that they were able to immediately start the preparation process for the next crop.

Also expressing their satisfaction were Enemencio Marte and María Gisela Aybar, whom said that this timely payment is useful to clean and plant the sugar cane fields, which can cause an increase in production.

In the meantime, Aybar trusted that the coming harvests can increase in both production and rendering.

“We feel very thankful, very satisfied, we hope it continues like that, because it signifies the resurging of the sugar cane farmer”, he said.

Likewise, Teódulo Roque considered that the financial and technical aid program, which CAEI develops is a complement and incentive to increase production and productivity in all cane fields.

About CAEI:

CAEI is a company in the Energy and Industry portfolio of assets administered by VICINI.

The VICINI family has invested in different economic sectors in the Dominican Republic for over 140 years. VICINI is one of the companies that has contributed significantly to the development and industrialization of the country.

SOURCE: Hoy

Studies Reveal There is no Forced Labour in Cane Production Fields

Studies Reveal There is no Forced Labour in Cane Production Fields - CAEIThe Ministry of Labour presented a diagnostic study which was conducted by the Research Centre for Feminine Action (CIPAF), in the cane production fields and disclosed that the indicators established by the ILO (International Labour Organization), which oversee forced labour, are not verified in the Dominican Republic.

The study “Labout conditions of sugar cane producers of the DR: From imagination to reality” was developed by the American NCO Verité, with the objective of learning if the forced labour indicators established by  the ILO, such as unwillingness to work and threat of penalization, are present in the Dominican Republic bateyes.

The Minister of Labour, Dr. Max Puig, reminded that the sugar production was the spinal cord of the Dominican Republic, despite currently, other production methods prevail in Dominican economy.

“The conditions in the labour relations of the bateyes are set also by the establishment of the workforce which forced stereotypes that still live within people’s minds, despite having disappeared as a system”.

The concern on behalf of the Ministry of Labour is not only to learn the current labour conditions, but to establish the correctives so these relations abide by the laws and international agreements.

He said the validation of this study with the involved sectors in the matter form part of the actions generated in favor of the Labour Update Forum, hosted in 2009, amid which for the first time were sessions with representatives of sugar cane production, unions, NGOs, members of the U.S Embassy, producing a transcendental gathering that permitted to examine he reality regarding the current situation.

The study comprised eight provinces where the sugar industry exists such as the Barahona Sugar Mill, the CAEI Consortium, the Central Consortium, Ingenio Porvenir (administrated by the CEA in 2010, time of the study) and Central Romana. The methodology uses for the study included bibliographical resources, interviews, field work, which covered a baseline mapping for all central sugar mills, a situational mapping of life conditions and thorough interviews.

On the first part of the socialization study, were present representatives of the Ministry of Labour, linked to the areas of health and sanitation on the job, local province representatives and pertaining municipalities of the sugar cane zones, CIPAF representatives, U.S Embassy representatives and of different sugar mills. The second part will cover the sugar cane worker unions and NGOs.

About CAEI:

CAEI is a company in the Energy and Industry portfolio of assets administered by VICINI.

The VICINI family has invested in different economic sectors in the Dominican Republic for over 140 years. VICINI is one of the companies that has contributed significantly to the development and industrialization of the country.

SOURCE: Hoy

 

The Nation Advances in Energy Production

The Nation Advances in Energy Production - Ege Haina

Vanguard. With this initiative, the DR joins the group of countries whom are betting in favor of developing sources of renewable energy, which are environment-friendly and reduce carbon dioxide emissions and support the Kyoto protocol.

Santo Domingo.  It is no secret that fossil fuels (petroleum, gas and coal) are running out planet-wide, thus making energy production more costly in detriment of the peoples economies. It is why the worldwide tendency aims towards generating electricity parting from sources of renewable energy or clean energy. Dominican Republic is no stranger to this reality, and from the Government side, firm steps are being taken towards to the production of extractable energies from naturally renewable sources or inexhaustible.  Under the direction of President Leonel Fernández, the National Energy Commission (CNE) is working on changing the national energy matrix for purposes of making the country every day less dependent on crude oil derivatives. This is how government authorities are incentivizing the production of energy throughout hydroelectric and various alternative solar systems, while the drafting of the regulation of Net Measure is worked on, the National Efficiency Program and the National Energy Plan, among other innovative projects.

However, the most important initiatives that thanks to private investments, the Government is promoting at this time are the wind parks “Los Cocos” and “Quilvio Cabrera”, in the coastal community of Juancho in the Pedernales province, a compound whose construction is already on its final phase and is expected to begin functioning in August.

The Empresa Generadora de Electricidad (EGE-Haina) and the Consorcio Energético Punta Cana-Macao (CEPM), both companies part of the BasicEnergy Group, are responsible for this project valued at less than USD$100m, that amid its initial phase will provide to the National Interlinked System (SIN) some 33.45 MW of clean energy. The Park “Los Cocos” possesses 14 aerial generators, model V90, of 1.8MW that will have a joint capacity of 25.2MW, while the Quilvio Cabrera park will be composted by 5 wind turbines of type V8 that will contribute to SIN another 8.2, totalizing 33.45MW.

As soon as the generator is opened, construction for the second phase of the project will be initiated, featuring a capacity of an additional 60MW to total 93.45MW. The company in charge of building and installing the turbines is the Spanish filial Vestas, leader in wind turbine manufacture in Europe, and that will feature also equipment maintenance.

Saving fuel and not harming the environment. For the CNE president, Enrique Ramírez, the most important part of the wind compound is how it will significantly contribute for the DR to save dollars on fuel importation, that it will be environment-friendly. He explained that the operation of the wind parks Quilvio Cabrera and Los Cocos will contribute to the country saving money yearly on the importation of 200,000 barrels of crude oil, which will translate to an annual savings of USD$20M. on importing the carburant.

THE USE OF WIND ENERGY WORLDWIDE

Enrique Ramírez said that the compound will avoid the emission of 70,000 annual tons of CO2, which will help the atmosphere. Recent studies indicate that the worldwide usage of wind energy could generate a global savings of 10 million tons of CO2 for the next 12 years. Ramírez indicated that soon the construction of the wind parks of Matafongo, in Peravia and Los Granadillos in Montecristi will soon start, which will contribute altogether with 100MW of clean energy for the national energy system. The CNE president stated that with wind generation there will be cleaner energy, cheaper and safer, at a cost of USD$0.13 to 0.14, very well below thermal energy.

“The goal is that we are able to supply the national energy matrix with 20% clean energy, which means producing about 200 renewable megas, thus turning the Dominican Republic into a model country within the region”, he expressed.

With this vanguard initiative, the Dominican Republic joins the group of world countries that are staking their money towards the development of renewable and alternative energy sources, friendly towards the environment, and reducing the emissions of CO2 and giving way to supporting the Kyoto protocol.

About EGE Haina:

EGE Haina is a company in the Energy and Industry portfolio of assets administered by VICINI.

The VICINI family has invested in different economic sectors in the Dominican Republic for over 140 years. VICINI is one of the companies that has contributed significantly to the development and industrialization of the country.

SOURCE: Listin Diario

Domicem Makes Donation to Don Bosco

Domicem Makes Donation to Don Bosco

Jean Alain Rodriguez, Marco Focardi, Father Juan Linares and Francesco Cardi. External Source

SD. The company DOMICEM issued the delivery of  a new donation to the Program “Muchachas y Muchachos con Don Bosco (*Girls and Boys with Don Bosco) via their social responsibility program.

The donation was received by Linares at the hand of company executives, whom thanked the financial support issued by the cement company in benefit of the thousands of children that are members of the educational centre, located on KM. 11 ½ of the Sánchez Highway.

The delivery of this donation was made amid an act that took place in the DOMICEM Plant, located in Sabana Grande de Palenque, there all younglings made a tour around the plant, and also lived the experience of everything involved in cement production.

About DOMICEM:

DOMICEM is a company in the Energy and Industries portfolio of assets administered by VICINI.

The VICINI family has invested in different economic sectors in the Dominican Republic for over 140 years. VICINI is one of the companies that has contributed significantly to the development and industrialization of the country.

SOURCE: Diario Libre