Sur Futuro and Mitur receive Pedernales cruise passengers

The Sur Futuro Foundation participated in alliance with the Ministry of Tourism (Mitur) and the local organizations of Pedernales in the preparations to provide the best attention to the visitors who were in the area during the arrival of the second cruise ship that arrived at the Port of Cabo Rojo.

The entity indicated that it is committed to the success of the effort because it represents an opportunity to improve the living conditions of a region that for so many decades was waiting in the midst of poverty and oblivion.

The visitors, who arrived on Holland America’s Nieuw Amsterdan, enjoyed a package of ecological and handicraft destinations in Pedernales and the Enriquillo region, thus promoting sustainable tourism in the area, according to a press release.

Activities

More than 250 people were directly involved in the activities promoted by Mitur and Sur Futuro, including tour guides, musical bands, folkloric ballet, batón ballet and carnivals, giving visitors the opportunity to learn about the cultural and environmental richness of Pedernales, Juancho, La Colonia, Barahona, Bahoruco and Cabral.

SurFuturo y Turismo PedernalesSur Futuro was also in charge of the additional responsibility of making improvements to the facilities of the Pedernales Socio-Cultural Club, such as the restoration of bathrooms, doors, locks, paintings and new drinking water connections, as well as the installation of water closets along Duarte Avenue, cleaning and repairing the municipal bathrooms on the boardwalk, thus improving the local infrastructure for the benefit of the community and tourists who visit Pedernales.

Going forward, Sur Futuro, together with Mitur, the Directorate of Public-Private Partnerships (DGAPP), the ITM Foundation and the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Mypimes (MICyM), will continue working on education and training programs in tourism culture for the local community, as well as watershed restoration plans to guarantee the water sources necessary to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

These programs will include artists, folklorists, schools, artisans and tour guides, providing life skills and adaptation to climate change, with the aim of improving the region’s cultural and tourism offerings.

Source: Arecoa.com

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