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Free Zone Council Participates in “MEDICA 2015”

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As part of this year´s promotional program, the National Export Free Zone Council (CNZFE) participated in “MEDICA 2015,” from November 16th to 19th in Dusseldorf, German. The Dominican mission was headed by the Industry and Commerce Minister, José Del Castillo Saviñón, and was included Luisa Fernández Durán, CNZFE Executive Director; Miguel Lama, president of the Santiago Free Zone Corporation; Claudia Pellerano from Las Americas Free Zone; Luis Emilio Rodríguez and Julio López, from the La Romana Free Zone; Denisse Sena,...
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Guest Speaker  at Luncheon

Guest Speaker at Luncheon

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Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, the promoter of one of the most important economic development processes in the world, was the guest speaker at the annual luncheon of the Dominican Free Zone Association (Adozona), which took place October 27th, with the presence of President Danilo Medina Sánchez. José Tomás Contreras, president of Adozona, made the announcement, defining Bin Sulayem as an outstanding leader of the United Arab Emirates, whose visionary leadership led the rapid expansion of infrastructure in Dubai, including ports…

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Annual ADOZONA Lunch

Annual ADOZONA Lunch

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José Tomás Contreras, president of the Dominican Free Zone Association (ADOZONA), revealed during the lunch that the free zone sector represents 3.2% of the Gross Domestic Product, 10% of accumulated foreign investment, 12% of formal employment in the private sector, and over 50% of exports. In a speech to the association´s monthly luncheon, headed by President Danilo Medina in the Hotel Jaragua, Contreras stated that data from the Social Security Treasury indicate the free zone sector as one of the…

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PIISA Industrial Park Celebrates 30th Anniversary

PIISA Industrial Park Celebrates 30th Anniversary

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The president of the PIISA Industrial Park, Manuel Tavares, said that the conglomerate of Free Zone businesses located here now contributes twelve thousand jobs plus payroll of RD$2.619 billion a year.  According to him, PIISA houses 28 service and manufacturing companies producing medical, electrical, electronic, automotive, jewelry, and labeling and packaging products. During a tour of PIISA by journalists and businessmen, which last August 5th celebrated its 30th anniversary, is executives showed how the manufacturing process works in two of…

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First private pharmacy in a Free Zone Park

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Farmacia Carol opens a new branch at PIISA Industrial Park to provide service to more than 12,000 employees working in 22 companies, delivering secured, confident and guaranteed medicines. During the opening ceremony the president of Carol Group, Julio Curiel de Moya and PIISA’s President, Manuel Tavares, cut the ribbon to formally opened this new branch . Julio Rafael Curiel, Executive VP, was responsible for the central words where he expressed that it’s a milestone for the pharmacy to reach the…

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INFOTEP certifies 205 employees

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The National Professional Technical Training Institute (INFOTEP), in the framework of their 35th anniversary, celebrated the certification of 205 employees from the companies within PIISA. The ceremony was headed by its General Director, Mr. Ramon Ovalles, whom expressed that the programs are specifically design to cover the needs of the manufacturing companies established at the park. Some of the training programs were Quality Inspector, Occupational Industrial Safety and Occupational Health Certifications, Development and Management Skills, among others. This event took…

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Signal and Edwards win Softball Tournament

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With a great mood and the assistance of hundreds of employees, fans and company executives, opened the XXVI version of Asobal Softball Tournament 2015 dedicated to former player Juan Rodriguez-Bobone in Tomás Santana Softball Stadium, at  Haina. The event counted with the participation of 8 teams and 10 companies. It begun with an emotional opening ceremony, teams parade, national anthem, welcome words by Sixto Peña, Chairman of Sports and Andy Alburquerque, Technical Director. This event served for integration and competitiveness…

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1st Rally EHS ASOBAL, Safety and Environment 2015

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During April, as part of the celebration of International Earth Day (April 22) and World Day for Safety and Health at Work (April 28) the First Thematic Walking Rally of Safety and Environment ASOBAL was successfully conducted. The event gathered 225 employees and had the support and sponsorship of several park suppliers (Banco Popular, Agua Crystal, MIRSA, Farmacia Carol, Delta Airlines, Alliance, EQUIPRO, Food Services International, Pimiento´s, Restaurante YAO, Toribio Mones, SRL). Mr. Manuel Ortega, President of EHS Committee, and…

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Free Zone workers cooperative assets grew 85 % in 2014

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The assets of the Cooperative of Savings, Credit and Multiple Services of Free Zones workers (Coopnazonaf) reached RD$216.9MM last year, representing an increase of 85 % over 2013. The Managers of Coopnazonaf, gathered at the second annual general meeting of delegates from the organization, explained that these results represented an absolute increase of RD$99.9MM. At the same time, they highlighted the growth of the portfolio of savings, which rose from RD$85.4MM in 2013 to RD$160.9MM in 2014, reflecting an increase…

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