CEI-RD confirms commitment to strengthen attraction of quality investments in health tourism sector

Fecha de publicación: 9 September, 2016

  • The entity is redoubling efforts to improve competitive capacity and transform DR into one of the world’s leading destinations in this innovative area.

Santo Domingo. – The Export and Investment Center of the Dominican republic (CEI-RD for its initials in Spanish), manifested  its commitment to re double efforts and strengthen the attraction of quality foreign investments in the health tourism sector, by improving its competitive capacity,  with the goal of transforming the country into one of the world’s leading destinations in that area.

In that sense, it presented its interest in promoting the sector’s diversification into other areas such as business, cruise, and multi destination tourism, in order to take full advantage of our regional positioning.

Upon presenting the talk “Investment Opportunities and Business Climate in the Dominican republic: Health Tourism”, at the event which took place on Saturday September 3rd, as part of the work program in the Third International Health and Well Being Tourism Congress, the CEI-RD’S New Business Department manager, Gerson Pérez, highlighted the agency’s long standing collaboration in promotional terms with the industry abroad.

Local Prices are more economical

“In fact, the cost of these procedures is much more affordable in our country, when compared to others in the region and the rest of the world, thus allowing a foreign patient to save as much as 80% of the cost, without affecting the quality of the procedure”, pointed out the government official.

Synergy and organized unity

He stated that, additionally, what is needed is synergy and joint organization between medical centers and health risk administrators (ARS), in order to attract, in addition to patients, new national and international investors, thus fomenting the growth of investments in the country while exploiting a market.

We set and follow tendencies

“Currently, the Dominican Republic is the leading Caribbean country in terms of Foreign Direct Investment attraction and tourism, and thanks to our legal security, economic stability, geographic location, and sector incentives among others, we set and follow tendencies which have allowed us to position ourselves internationally and receive important investments among the various economic sectors”, noted Gerson Pérez.

“Thus, we trust that through events such as this and other initiatives currently underway, we can achieve the growth and organization of this sector in order to increase our competitiveness, the quality of our services, and investments in health tourism”, he ended by saying.

The activity was headed by Mr. René Grullón, executive vice president of Corporate Business and Investments of the Banco Popular Dominicano, MS. Luisa Fernández Durán, executive director of the National Export Free Zones Council of the Dominican Republic, and Dr. Alejandro Cambiaso, president of the Dominican Health Tourism Association (ADTS for its initials in Spanish), entity which organized the congress.

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