Will receive its first cruise ship next December

The general director of the Public-Private Alliance (DGAPP), Sigmund Freud, assured that December 16 of this year will mark a milestone in the history of Pedernales, because it is the day foreseen for the arrival of the first cruise ship to the Port of Cabo Rojo.

He explained that from that date on, it will be the formal opening of the province as a tourist center at the international level.

Freud said that so far the Dominican State has made an important investment of around 80 or 90 million dollars, and for the remainder of the year it is expected to invest between U$150 to U$200 million dollars more.

He recalled that this investment contemplates the construction of three hotel buildings with 1,600 rooms.

He added that the investments will be boosted with the construction of an airport in the province, the cost of which is estimated between U$70 to U$75 million.

He said that as the work progresses with public investments, they are still looking for partners from the private sector, because the Pedernales project will not be executed exclusively by the Dominican government.

“We are looking for a private partner to invest the capital to complete the first phase, which is around U$1,300 million that will be required for the construction of the remaining six hotels. In addition, I would like to inform that by December the first cruise ships are expected to arrive at the Port of Cabo Rojo, which, by the way, are well advanced in the construction of the Port,” Freud explained.

He highlighted, in the D’Agenda program, the progress of the repair and expansion of the Enriquillo-Pedernales highway, which is expected to be completed before the end of this year.

Port details


  1. Four berthing positions
  2. A passenger reception center
  3. Water park
  4. Zana Interactiva
  5. Recreational area
  6. Sunbathing areas
  7. Commercial area
  8. Spa
  9. Main restaurant

Source: Arecoa.com

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