The "Oasis of the Seas" was anchored to the new dock Labadie, this Thursday, December 3, 2009. Haitian officials satisfied with the benefits of partnership with the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line (RCCL) through the Company Labadie Nord (Solano) are large: the development of tourism in the north. Back on a day-discovery.
"Elsie, the greenery is intact, the road less tortuous. I see goats grazing and peacekeepers on duty, described, Live, Marcus Garcia at his accomplice Radio Melody with the ardor of young journalists eager to scoop the original angle, the important detail that another rate , Thursday, December 3, 2009, just minutes from the bay of Labadie when wet, for the first time since its commissioning, the largest, finest, most luxurious cruise ship in the world, the "Oasis of the seas. As the unexpected eruption of Vesuvius, laughter erupts in the bus carrying senior journalists, amused by the spontaneous association funny goat and blue helmet while the new flagship of Royal Caribbean Cruise Line (RCCL) stands before the illuminated wonder Marcus, a star of radio from its beginnings in the seventies at Radio Haiti Inter.
On the site where rushes a bit annoyed the bus driver who missed a first entry, hundreds of cruise passengers, some pink skin, tanned, discover the craft market, a little before ten o'clock in the morning. A few steps away, a brass band and majorettes make the solemn moment and thwart the sound tests conducted on the platform of a small amphitheater to host the first part of the ceremony. Azor, sparkling in a white robe, talks with Ti Corn, fresh, everlasting, sunny voice.
Maryse Kedar Penette Company Labadie Nord (Solano), Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Company's operation Wharf Labadie SAM, a small gesture, an affectionate embrace knowledge, dealing with many things . 'Stephanie, Prime Minister arrives Bellerive, and file search Craig Milan, John Weiss and other representatives of the RCLL before settling with the prime minister, the finance minister Ronald Baudin, Marie Laurence Jocelyn Lassegue Culture and Communication, Public Health Alex Larsen, Tourism Patrick Delatour.
"It is a day of celebration for another country's image is projected on the outside, loose laconic Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive, a cap with the national colors on his head. The inauguration of the Quai de Labadie and the arrival of the "Oasis of the Seas" is the symbol of the success of public / private partnership in tourism, says he, openly displaying the dream that some of This cruise stops private visit National Park Historic Milot comprising the Citadel, Sans Souci, and the site of Ramiers and Cap-Haitien. This, according to Jean Max Bellerive, is likely to create value added in the economy through the creation of activities in the region in agriculture, crafts.
Ronald Baudin, Minister of Economy and Finance, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the company operating the platform of Labadie, said that construction of this infrastructure has cost 55 million U.S. dollars. "The money advanced by RCCL as part of a contract with the Haitian state will be repaid in thirty years. Meanwhile, activities of the dock will be managed by a private firm will earn 10 million dollars annually to the Treasury, enchaine he announced the passage of measures to improve the investment framework, the macroeconomic framework, the 'business environment and customs measures that are supposed to facilitate this. Stressing also the importance of public / private partnership, Patrick Delatour welcomed the inauguration of the wharf is the first in a series of successes.
Labadie, opportunity and PNH
Moved and proud as a mother whose son entered university Penette Maryse Kedar said that 25 years Royal Caribbean has maintained its activity almost without interruption, despite the sometimes difficult times experienced by the country. "The message, I think, proclaims she is very clear: with these new investments, Royal Caribbean confirmed that Haiti is a good partner and will continue to be."
"Prospects of development of tourism activities for cruise passengers eager to go further, to discover are ... interesting ... But that will require tourism partners, the state and the private sector can play a full partition for providing services and visits. I sincerely believe that with the new dock Labadie, the door is wide open on this most beautiful region of northern Haiti, with many opportunities to explore and exploit for the betterment of all. Tourism is an industry that will continue to have the wind in its sails. I hope for Haiti that the expansion of investment by Royal Caribbean's Labadie is its extension and outreach throughout the northern region and the rest of the country, "says one of its partners in the RCCL considered a hard worker with d a fantastic team spirit.
Jean-Bernard Simonet, Director of Cormier Plage and coordinator of the Tourist Association northern region of Haiti, as Penette Maryse Kedar believes that the momentum will continue as projects, if there is good synergy can be realized. "It's possible. It's just a question of will, "he says while visitors, journalists and officials discovered after walking on the quay of 248 meters long, thrown into the bay silvery glint, the Oasis of the Seas, a veritable floating park, 360 meters long, 47 meters wide, 2706 cabins, 16 bridges over a height of 65 meters above the waterline can carry 6 294 passengers and 2 166 crew.
John L. Weis of RCCL welcomed the agreement between the company at the Haitian State while wine, candy makers were before a dinner fit for kings offered to guests, all stunned and having, like Marcus Garcia only one desire: to afford a cruise aboard Oasis of the Seas as soon as possible .
Source: Lenouvelliste (French)
Levanjiltv: English Translation