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While the multidimensional crisis worsens in Haiti, the Abinader administration has stepped up investments in the border provinces to create incentives for the local population. President Luis Abinader and Economy Minister Pavel Isa Contreras spoke briefly during the presentation of the Border Development Strategy (MiFronteraRD) over the weekend.

The President announced dozens of companies are in the process of investing over US$2.5 billion in Montecristi, Pedernales and Dajabon, provinces on the border with Haiti. The companies will create over 10,000 new jobs in the area. President Abinader says that in 2023 over RD$12 billion was invested by the government in the area.

The goal, according to Isa Contreras, is to reduce poverty and provide improved services of health and education. The minister also noted that government investment has grown from 7.8% of...

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