An Important Visit to Washington DC to Address Puerto Rico’s Reconstruction

On October 14, the chairman and vice chairman of PRBA Board of Directors, Eng. Emilio Colón Zavala and Alfredo Martínez-Álvarez, Jr., respectively, along with key players of the private sector traveled to the Federal Capital and met with several congressmen to address various pressing issues concerning Puerto Rico’s reconstruction process.

In those meetings, representatives of the Puerto Rico Builders Association, Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce, Made in Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rico Private Sector Coalition also addressed the need of guaranteeing the access to CDBG- DR funds.

The agenda included meetings with Gary Grippo, Deputy Assistant Secretary Public Finance of the US Department of Treasury and with Representatives Darren Soto, Don Young and José Serrano, Senator Chick Schumer.

A meeting with Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González concluded the agenda, urging her to continue raising her voice as well as the island allies voice towards the much needed continuity of the reconstruction process.