Craft Village in Choiseul, Milot

North Ministry of Tourism in Haiti has been busy with construction projects to attract more tourism to the region. Several projects are ongoing, and more are planned to begin soon. Royal Caribbean Cruise Line's (RCCL) Vice President, Frank Byrne, led a two-day tour to view progress being made on projects in Cap-Haitien, Milot, and the Bay of Acul du Nord.


The initial stop was Cap-Haitien, where a craft market is being built for the tourist trade. Next was Milot where several projects to improve tourism infrastructure are nearing completion. A craft market is being built, as well as public toilets, a health clinic, restaurant, and information kiosks. The group also surveyed Sans-Souci Palace and Citadelle la Ferriere sites. Following, Byrne met with the press to share news a push is happening to lure eco-tourists to the North region for biking events. Dieudonne Etienne, North Regional Director of the Ministry of Tourism, announced a police sub-station to be built in Milot for the comfort and safety of tourists.

A final stop at the Bay of Acul du Nord was to review progress on a pier being built to allow RCCL to dock and release its passengers, to explore the Citadelle la Ferriere and Ramiers. The pier project, almost $1.2 million USD, plans to be ready in three to four months. Summing the purpose of the tour, Etienne said the projects demonstrate ". . . we have the will to develop the destination (of the) North"

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