Cigar factory is first to return to Salcedo free zone


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Feb 20, 2019

President Luis Abinader announced in Salcedo on 25 November 2020 the reopening of the Salcedo free zone park. The manufacturing center has been closed for 10 years. President Luis Abinader remarked that the reopening is part of the government’s efforts to back businesses that create jobs.

Ulises Rodríguez, director of the governmental Center for Industrial Development and Competitiveness (Proindustria) that has been in charge of refitting the park, said that a cigar factory will employ 300 when it begins operations at the manufacturing site in January. This is the first of many other companies expected to begin operating at the location.

Rodriguez said that Proindustria is working hard to restore manufacturing at industrial parks throughout the country that had abandoned by the past administration.

Industry & Commerce Minister Victor Bisonó said free zone companies have added 15,000...

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