jueves, marzo 16, 2006

DR1: Power is Obstacle to Competitiveness

Elena Viyella, an energy sector businesswoman and president of the National Council of Business, says that politics need to be put aside in order to find a solution to the energy sector problems. She urged getting to the root of the problem that is seriously affecting the competitiveness of Dominican business. As reported in Listin Diario, Elena Viyella highlighted that power companies need to take on their commitment to increase the number of paying customers. She also understands that the power tariffs need to allow companies to compete. She stressed that the power rates cannot be an obstacle given that the country is a signatory of the DR-CAFTA free trade agreement scheduled to be implemented as of this summer.
She called for finding an integrated solution to the problem and that urged all interested parties to overcome the weaknesses of the power sector capitalization program.

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