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Posted: Friday, March 29, 2013 10:33 am

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The Haitian government has replaced the head of an agency that oversees a new industrial park that the U.S. helped invested heavily in after the Caribbean nation's 2010 earthquake.

The office of President Michel Martelly issued a statement late Tuesday saying he had issued a decree naming business owner Bernard Schettini the new director general of the government's National Society of Industrial Parks, which oversees the new Caracol park in northern Haiti.

It did not say why former director Georges Sassine was replaced.

A spokesman for the U.S. State Department declined to comment on the change of directors. Schettini and Sassine also declined to comment

The U.S. government invested more than $124 million in the $300-million Caracol park after the quake that killed tens of thousands of people.

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