Growth of The Haiti Textile Industry Currently Being Discussed

In an effort to revive the Haitian textile industry, a U.S. Congressional delegation met with Group M president, Fernando Capellan, to discuss various projects and plans for development.

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Twenty years ago there were about 100,000 Haitians working in the textile industry. By the time we got hit by the earthquake on January 12, that number had already shrunk to about 25,000.

While it is true that a garment manufacturing job is a very low-paying job, we do need more jobs in Haiti.

We have a very high unemployment rate in Haiti and as they say...

"pito sa pase malgre sa!"

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The US legislators carried out discussions with Capellan [Grupo M] regarding various projects for developing textile firms in Haiti...

The US Congressional members articulated their interest in gaining knowledge regarding the socio-economic plans that Group M has been supporting in the two countries [Haiti and the Dominican Republic], and also that what measures could they initiate to support the initiative [developing the textile industry over the next few years].

Question:

What is your opinion about this initiative?

What do you think the next Haitian government need to do in order to attract more industry in Haiti?

I mean... Really... We need more manufacturing jobs in Haiti... Haitien pa vrenam vle sekle te ak wou ak manshet anko, that's why they are piling up in Haiti's major cities....

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Dr N-l. Pauyo says...

Atik saa sou Textil la se youn kokenn atik. Ide yo bel anpil e sa Aysyen'an propoze yo pou agricultu et lojman se bagay pou nou batt bravo pou li. Il importe peu que les haitiens n'aiment plus l'agriculture.

Yo pa renmen'n paske li pa ba yo mange e paske pesonn pa investi gro lajan ladann.

Avek 3 billion yo ka reboize, ranje bassin vesan yo, bay dlo pou rouze, achte trakte a lott machinn pou defriche te tou nef e mete travay ki byen peye. Ide lojman-an tou, se sa nett paske apre tranbleman de te ya kay se premye bagay pep la bezwen a kote manje.

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Sergo Jean says...

I do support the topic, men foc yo pale de cafe, cacao,vetivert, coton,manyoc, cochon noi, cabrit,bef, ciment,zorange, chadek,cayimite, corosol,poule ayisyen, duriz latibonite, kenep,piti mi, poi congo, kann blanc, kann anana, zannas,bannan, mayi,pois rouj, pois blanc, pois olive, pois noi, exsetera et ra, se sa ke ayisyen bezwen ki ap creye job nan 9 depatman an Haiti se li ki gen priyorite avec dlo pou irigasyon.Mwen bayo garanti depi yo mete $3 bilion US nan projet sa Haiti ap creye 5 milion job epi lap bay 9 milion mounn manje nan 1 a 10 an epi lap jwen pou expote nan lot peyi paske manje nou yo se bagay Organic ke yo ye.e si yo mete $3 bilion US nan constri apartman de 3 chanb acouche yon salon avec 2 toilet confor modern yap jwen cob sa back nan 3 ane pei apatman sa yo ap rete pou yo jus caske yo ta di yo pa bezwen yo apre si yo tap fe don yo ta bay leta li pou ede mounn ki pov yo.Se pou yo mete tou $3 bilion US nan zafe rout pou manje sa yo ka desann al jwen mounn yo nan vil la le sa yap pale langaj ayisyen epi la creyasyon de travay.

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