The Quisqueya Economic Binational Council, CEBQ for its acronym in Spanish and French, is a binational investment development initiative integrated by a commission of entrepreneurial leaders from the private sector of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. CEBQ works closely with government agencies on developing public-private partnerships and collaborates with members of the international community for the sustainable development of the border area between both countries.
The Mission of the Consejo Económico Binacional Quisqueya, or Conseil Economique Binational Quisqueya, (CEBQ) is comprised of 3 elements:
To become the leading public/private investment development model responsible for the socioeconomic growth of the border region between Haiti and the Dominican Republic over the next 20 years.
To serve as an international model for the sustainable development of border areas between nations, through the appropriate selection and implementation of investment projects with the ultimate aim of:
The values that define the DNA of the Consejo Económico Binacional Quisqueya, or Conseil Economique Binational Quisqueya, CEBQ, are:
Sustainable inclusive investment in a superstructure of logistic and productive components with new urban communities while reducing high levels of population concentration within the main urban areas of both countries.
Binational investment development initiative focused on four interconnecting key points between Haiti and the Dominican Republic, creating an axis of economic growth and employment generation for the citizens of both countries with particular emphasis on the young population, which represents the largest demographic group of both nations.
An initiative aimed at developing the border area between Haiti and the Dominican Republic by fostering socioeconomic growth and sustainable development.
The focus of the initiative is to provide investment opportunities to catalyze the economic potential and competitive advantages of the region while addressing growing demographic migrations to major cities of both countries by developing sustainable urban centers along the border with economic dynamism, labor opportunities and adequate public services.
These results will be achieved through strategic planning of high impact projects by promoting profitable, public/private investments from different sectors in both countries. This will imply:
The initiative was born in 2013 as part of a binational dialogue on trade and commerce, later evolving into the QEBC as we know it today.
Some of the more important milestones include:
Potential investors will be able to participate in the value creation of the initiative through a number of investment funds.
Public-Private Binational Investment Fund
A master public-private binational investment fund will act as a feeder fund to four zone specific funds. Public, private and multilateral funding sources will be able to partake in the diversified investment returns at a macro level.
Four develompent zone specific funds will receive investments from the master fund, as well as receive direct investments from public, private and multilateral investors who wish to participate in zone specific investment returns.
Investment opportunities will be available to retail investors through a number of investment platforms and vehicles in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. International investors are welcome to participate at verious levels of investment concentration and diversification.
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