He did various jobs in Barahona and Bahoruko and started others.
New Newspaper, Cabo Rojo, Pedernales. President Luis Abinard announced that the first cruise ship will arrive at the port of Cabo Rojo, Pedernales province on December 18, which will boost tourism and generate opportunities and income for the inhabitants of the different communities in the region.
Royal Caribbean’s first cruise ship is scheduled to arrive on the country’s southern coast, bringing around 3,000 passengers and cruise crew members who will be able to appreciate the natural beauty and diverse destinations.
“We are working hard to provide cruise passengers with the best possible experience, while the people of Pedernales are ready to meet their demands, which has a social and economic impact on Pedernales and the entire Enriquillo region,” said the president.
To achieve these objectives, the Pedernales Tourism Development Plan considers the reinvention of public spaces for leisure, cultural knowledge and gastronomic enjoyment of cruise passengers.
These include ecotourism destinations such as the Oviedo Lagoon, Hoyo de Pelempito, Bahía de las Águilas and Pozos de Romeo.
In addition, the boardwalk, craft plaza and artistic murals have been restored.
zero port plastic
President Abinard stressed that, to protect the ecology, the use of plastic in the port will not be allowed, according to an agreement between the Ministry of the Environment and the developer company ITM Group.
In the process of preparing the form, the Secretary of Tourism, David Corrado, said that the results of Pedernales as a tourist destination will be developed in conjunction with the private sector.
work progress report
Sigmund Freund, director of Public-Private Partnerships (DGAPP), reports that up to now they have invested $400 million in water sanitation, electricity, road works, coastal restoration, solid waste management and the construction of the first hotels.
He explained that processing plants, aqueducts, electrical infrastructure, access roads and highways were ready before the date set for the opening of the port.
Regarding the Pedernales International Airport, he explained that air feasibility studies are being carried out and progress has been made in clearing the runway.
Finally, the president toured the area where the 580-room Iberostar hotel chain is being built, in addition to the Secrets and Dreams hotels of the Hyatt chain for a total of 1,591 rooms.
They will be ready in the middle of next year, so “by the peak season of December 2024, there will be rooms available and we will be able to accommodate the tourists who arrive,” Freund said.
Inauguration of several productions and start of another production of Barahona and Bahoruko
In addition, President Abinadel simultaneously inaugurated the Kemetau, Los Patos and Paraíso naval detachments in the coastal area of Barahona, while the last building was in Bajoruco.
Subsequently, the Head of State began the reconstruction and adaptation of the Jaime Sánchez de Barahona Hospital with an investment of R$ 310,759,340.54.
The President assured that his government has transformed the south of three health districts that save lives, the first of which was the conversion of the Jaime Sánchez Hospital into a Maternal and Child Hospital.
During the visit, the Head of State also inspected the restoration work on the Balahonanadin J. Hazzuri Baseball Stadium, which is carried out by the National Sports Institute (INEFI).