San Pedro de Macorís. The work to develop the Municipal Development Plans for Consuelo and Quisqueya, with the support of prominent companies, of the municipalities located within the eastern strip of the South Cibao region and the central government, in compliance with Law 176-07, of the National District and the Municipalities.
With the signing of a cooperation agreement, last Wednesday the 23rd, in the Macorix Hotel, of the city of San Pedro de Macorís, among the companies were Constructura Castelar and CAEI, and the municipalities of Consuelo and Quisqueya, and which were also underwritten as witnesses by the Municipal Commonwealth for the Development of the South Cibao Eastern Strip, by the General Department of Ordainment and Territorial Development (DGODT), on behalf of the Ministry of Economy, Planning and Development (MEPyD), and by the company Barrick-Pueblo Viejo, a formal process for development plan elaboration in this two municipalities of San Pedro de Macorís began formally.
Likewise, last Saturday the 26th, was celebrated a massive launch act of all the activities and events through which the plans will be developed alongside the participation of the organizations and communities, aiming at the expansion of the municipality.
The main activity of this act was constituted by the signing of the manifesto “Let us build together the future of Quisqueya”, by the mayor, Pedro Eusebio Ozuna and by the social organization representatives, community centers, religious organizations and political parties hosted in this municipality. Before the presence of all deputies and hundreds of residents, the mayor and civil society sealed this pact to develop Quisqueya with the participation of all sectors to later on execute all projects resulted of this expansion plan.
We want the entire town to also partake in this commitment, because together we can achieve what up till this moment seemed impossible: a Quisqueya municipality free of misery, with healthy and wholesome people, a clean and safe environment, with educational facilities, worthy employment and residents willing to live fully for themselves, their families and their community, affirms the manifesto, read and underwritten in the event. The companies Constructora Castelar and CAEI will contribute with the technical assistance, training and support materials for the elaboration for the Consuelo and Quisqueya development plans, and have also agreed to support all projects involved in these plans abiding to their corporate social responsibility policies.
Within the cooperation framework underwritten in the agreement signed on Wednesday the 23rd, both parties constitute a public-private alliance with the final aim of promoting economic growth and jobs creation; protecting the natural resources, the environment, preventing and mitigating all natural risks, as well as all relations to human activities comprised within the framework of territorial ordainment; promoting the improvement of basic health services, education, culture and recreational sports, in order to achieve and surpass the national midpoint, always according and in perspective with complying with the Millennium Development Goals and with the strengthening of democratic institutionalism of all Town Halls and their managerial capacity. The director of the General Ordainment and Territorial Development Department (DGODT) Franklin Labour, explained during the signing act, that both Consuelo and Quisqueya are the pilot phase of the National Development Strategy which the Ministry of Economy, Planning and Development (MEPyD) has created, and is pending for its approval in the National Congress.
Labour manifested that the Ministry of Economy, Planning and Development (MEPyD), sponsors the public-private alliances between the companies, municipalities and the central government in favor of municipal development, as it has already been done in the eastern strip of the South Cibao among 15 townships and the company Barrick-Pueblo Viejo. Now they extend this policy also to the municipalities of Quisqueya and Consuelo, with the hope of attaining likewise successful results, stated the official.
Upon speaking at the signing act with all the participating companies, the mayors of Consuelo and Quisqueya, Johnny Fulgencio and Pedro Eusebio Ozuna, they pointed out that the decision to elaborate the development plans within their municipalities is inspired in the example of the Municipal Commonwealth for the Development of the South Cibao Eastern Strip, in which six of its members have developed the expansion plans, three of them which were approved via voting sessions organized by the Central Electoral Board (JCE), on May3rd 2009, and are carrying out high-impact projects for the development of their locations. Next Saturday, December 3rd, the launch act will be hosted for the creation of the Consuelo Development Plan, in the Setllers Club of this location, starting at 2pm that day.
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.