The Puerto Rico Builders Association (PRBA) has commenced a new year full of accentuated challenges which once again demonstrate the importance of being united and working together as a group with common purposes.
The recent seismic activity has highlighted the infrastructure challenges in our Island. This in addition to the situations that have permeated after hurricanes Irma and María rattled the Island in September 2017.
Although the challenges are many, the PRBA is focused on keeping their contribution with government and private entities as well as non- profit organization towards the planned and safe development of our communities. We are confident that the additional allocation of $8.2 billion in CDBG-DR funds will provide the much-needed boost our construction and real estate industry needs.
At the PRBA we continue to conduct and promote educational activities that allows our workforce to contribute to the economic recovery. At the same time, our organization keeps promoting activities that lead to regain the confidence in our institutions.
It is time to focus on identifying the opportunities to place us in the path of innovation, boosting the economy with business opportunities centered at the possibilities that offer the strategic location of our beloved Island. This, leaving behind the bureaucracy and providing the tools to continue building Puerto Rico on top of a safe and prosperous foundation.
Alfredo Martínez-Álvarez Chairman, Puerto Rico Builders Association