Collado assures that Samaná will become a paradise

The Minister of Tourism, David Collado, assured on Wednesday that the province of Samaná will become in the coming months a “true paradise”, with the completion and start of works in the public area of the locality.

Among the works cited by Collado are the province’s seawall, begun in 2022, completion of works in Las Terrenas, as well as the start of the tourist pier.

“I can assure you that if you come in six months you are going to see that this is going to be a true paradise, because the seawall is going to be delivered, the tourist pier is going to be under construction, we are going to finish everything we are doing in Terrenas, because my vision and that of the president is to convert Samaná into a true tourist paradise in the Dominican Republic,” he said.

Regarding the boardwalk, the head of Tourism assured that the delivery will take place in February, counting on illumination and a remodeling to avoid flooding.

“When it rained here in Samaná, the seawall was flooded with water for years and now in the storms that have passed, there is not a drop of water left on the seawall,” he said.

The investment of the seawall amounts to DR$400 million pesos.

Other active investments in the province are the reconstruction of the Pueblo de los Pescadores, for an investment of more than DR$ 230 million pesos and that of the Coson highway, for US$ 16 million.

TRANSPARENCY

Collado stated that during his administration he has pursued transparency, adding that it is “non-negotiable under any concept”.

“Transparency in our administration, is non-negotiable under any circumstances, but also modernity, objectivity,” he said.

In that sense, he indicated that he believes in transparency and technology, the same that has allowed him to account for the data of the dependency he directs, and that he is pursuing 10 million tourists this year.

“I believe in data, I believe in statistics, I believe in results, I believe in numbers and it was when we created an intelligence system, in which Ministry of Tourism, that we know how many tourists arrive every day to our country, if they travel as a family, if they travel as a couple, if they come for leisure, if they come for work, for adventure, we learned to know who visits us,” he said.

Among other things, he said that when he arrived at the Ministry of Tourism, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, hotel occupancies did not exceed 10%, of only 10 thousand rooms available and today, the rooms are at maximum capacity with occupancies of 75 and 80%.

Source: Mitur.gob.do

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