Haiti PM, Laurent Lamothe, Launches Destination Ile A Vache Tourism Project
The Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe visited the island of Ile a Vache, on August 20, 2013-- the most beautiful island in the Caribbean and a promising tourist destination in Haiti. He was accompanied by the Tourism Minister and the Minister of Social Affairs of the state. The Prime minister laid the first stone on the island's upcoming community centre that will include a library with a reading room, café and other entertainment amenities within its vast 120 square meter space. The Prime Minister said the project is the most ambitious project during the five year tenure of President Michel Martelly.
The government of Haiti has already constructed 15 kilometers of roads on the island. Haiti's Ministry of Agriculture has plans for development of agricultural production as it is indispensable for the implementation of future projects. The government has invited proposals from local and foreign entrepreneurs to invest in the future projects of the island and a report from the Prime Minister's office revealed that four interested groups have already have expressed interest in the future projects of Ile a Vache.
The Haitian government has plans to make "Ile-à-Vache" an important center for tourism and expects that the future spurt of tourism activities will boost economic development in the area. The Administration of Martelly and the Prime Minister Lamothe have overall plans for the development of the infrastructural facilities of the area and have set an agenda with the following targets:
• Repair and renewal of the neighborhood houses, construction of hotels
• Feasibility study for a site to build an international airport with a 2.6-kilometre landing runway
• Construction of roads
• Dredging of harbor
• Developing a local radio station
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