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Hundreds of investors in Haiti for two-day forum

CARACOL, Haiti -- Haiti backers heralded some good news Monday for the earthquake ravaged Haiti: 44 miles of newly asphalted road, a new 605-acre industrial park in the north that will attract 65,000 jobs and a marquee hotel brand.

"This is a very special day. It is truly a day of change," Luis Alberto Moreno, the head of the Inter-American Development Bank said Monday.

Some 20,000 jobs to be created at new industrial park in Haiti
Tuesday, 29 March 2011 00:00
The Miami Herald

Standing in the middle of the dirt-poor rural village on a cool afternoon, the neatly dressed Korean garment tycoon surveyed the rugged mountaintops and surrounding bean fields as he tried to envision the future a year from now.

But it wasn’t until Kim Woong Ki stared into the curious faces surrounding him that the chairman of Korea’s leading manufacturer and exporter of textiles and clothing, realized the real value of his $78 million business investment decision.