The Alternative Investment Option (AIO) gives investors the opportunity to invest in potential projects can either be listed by the government or suggested by private individuals with financing capabilities. These projects aim to maximize the employment of locals, but also include the transfer of technology and capacity building. After being accomplished and operational for a certain period which also allows for a return on investment, projects must be turned over to the Government.
The Alternative Investment Option (AIO) will be in two categories:
• Public Good Project Developer (PGPD) – projects that are fully funded by the PGPD with a minimum unit of investment of US $175,000. At the end of the agreement, the State retains the ownership of the asset.
• Private Enterprise Developer (PED) – applies to built or funded assets that are privately owned with a minimum unit of investment of US $200,000.