A daylong event exploring procurement and investment opportunities in Haiti is due to take place in Miami on May 25.
The seminar will gather officials from U.S. and other aid agencies involved in Haiti’s long-term development, according to Miami Today. These include the Overseas Private Investment Corp., the Inter-American Development Bank, and the U.S. Agency for International Development.
The gathering includes panel discussions on doing business in Haiti and government procedures for Haiti-related procurements.
“We first started out doing immediate relief, saving lives and providing necessities,” said Gary Juste, deputy director of USAID’s Office of Acquisition and Assistance, who is slated to speak at the event. “Now we’re moving with plans to rebuild and reconstruct, but the very first step is to assess the country’s needs.”
Rick Wade, deputy chief of staff of Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, said ample business and investment opportunities are available in Haiti’s infrastructure, apparel, mango production and small electronics industries.