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Puerto Plata one of the 5 Dominican cities to participate in the Mayors Challenge 2016 competion to win 9 million dollars

PUERTO PLATA – A total of five cities competing for a whopping $9 million dollars, are La Romana, Los Alcarrizos, Puerto Plata, San Francisco de Macoris, and Santiago. They are the five cities of the Dominican Republic who welcomed the call to participate in the “Majors Challenge 2016″ competition, where they will compete with other countries in the Latin American region to win the main prize for their communities.

The Mayors Challenge 2016 will deliver the first prize of $ 5 million dollars and four prizes of one million dollars each, for the cities that generate ideas to address serious problems, improve customer service for residents, create significant governmental efficiency, and increase public participation.

“We are very pleased with the great interest shown by the cities of Latin America and the Caribbean since we launched the Mayors Challenge in the region. Of the three Mayors Challenges we have held so far, this year the competition will  include the largest number of cities and the highest rate of participation “, – Mr. Michael Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg Philanthropies, and three times mayor said in a statement in the city ​​of New York.
Bloomberg added that this shows the interest of the mayors to discover ways to improve the lives of people, and look forward to seeing the ideas that emerge from such a diverse group of cities, while in June 20 finalists will be announced as teams of each of these finalists will attend the Bloomberg camp ideas, a two-day meeting in which innovation experts and fellow finalist cities will help refine their proposals.

The award winners will be announced at the end of 2016. All Mayors Challenge winners receive assistance from Bloomberg Philanthropies and its partners to support the implementation and document learned lessons.

He said that countries with the largest numbers of participating cities are Brazil, with 107 cities; Mexico, with 68 cities; Colombia, with 55 cities; and Chile, with 34 cities and 363 towns. These participants have 203 million people, or about 30% of all people in the region.
Source: Puerto Plata Digital
April 2, 2016

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