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Dominican Republic: There will be national manufacturing of laptops and tablets for education

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – The electronic devices needed to meet the requirements of Dominican education will be manufactured in the country thanks to the signing of a memorandum of understanding with the company Encore Repair Services on Tuesday.

President Luis Abinader, who led the signing of the agreement, and Vice President Raquel Peña, said that the initiative contemplates the manufacture in the country of electronic tablets, laptops, and netbooks.

“The important thing is that we have already reached a maintenance agreement so that if one of these tablets is damaged, there will be a place to repair them in the country, and they will not be lost,” said the President.

The president described the matter as “something extraordinary since the free zone industries move to another level and will allow for a good competition in terms of prices and quality.”

For his part, the Minister of Education, Roberto Fulcar, said that the Government “has already taken giant steps for the country to definitively overcome the so-called digital gap” and recalled that 117,000 laptops have already been delivered to teachers and 495,000 to students.

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