Tobacco industrial park inaugurated
President Danilo Medina was present for the inauguration of the Parque Industrial Los Candelones in Navarrete, in the province of Santiago. The first industrial park that will specialize in tobacco products, it is expected to create 1,600 direct and 400 indirect jobs.
At the inauguration on Saturday, 21 November 2015, Minister of Industry and Commerce Jose del Castillo highlighted that the Dominican Republic is consolidating its position as a major cigar supplier and exporter. He said that cigar exports had seen a 27% increase between 2012 and 2014 and forecast that this year’s exports would surpass US$680 million, a 15% increase over last year.
Source: DR1, Eldia
Nov 24, 2015
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