President Luis Abinader inaugurated this Wednesday the new seawall of the municipal district of Caleta, which will have a direct impact on the leisure and recreation of residents and tourists in this area.
The work, which is part of the actions and vision of recovering the sea view in recreational areas throughout the country, had a cost of DR 88,115,153.16.
The head of state emphasized that, with the construction and repair of the seawall in the different coastal areas of the country, he wanted each community to meet the sea, to have a view of the sea.
The president emphasized that the government he heads has been characterized by making great works and small works, and many more, with less budget throughout the country.
President Abinader referred to the different works he has carried out in the province of La Romana, such as the Villa Hermosa Hospital, the Eleoncio Mercedes Sports Center, more than 22 kilometers of asphalt in Villa Hermosa, and the repair of houses and the Guaymate multipurpose center, among others.
In addition, the governor announced to the inhabitants of the area the different works to be carried out, such as the reconstruction of the Arístides Fiallo Cabral Hospital; in addition, the fishermen’s dock for Caleta is under bidding. Similarly, he said that the avenue that will unify the Caleta seawall with the entrance to La Romana is being designed for bidding.
For his part, the Minister of Tourism, David Collado, said that President Abinader has a clear vision of recovering public spaces and returning them to the people, so that they can be areas for leisure and recreation, but above all, to recover the view of the sea.
He indicated that this vision of recovering the maritime coasts comes from Santo Domingo, with the delivery of the seawall of Santo Domingo East; of Cabrera, in Nagua, and those of San Pedro, Samaná, Pedernales, Monte Cristi, and Haina, in San Cristóbal are under construction.
He recalled that when Eugenio Cedeño, deputy of La Romana, showed him on a tour of what was the seawall of La Romana, which 20 years ago all previous presidents had promised its construction, and today, President Abinader delivered it.
Also, the governor, Jacqueline Fernandez, stressed that President Abinader fulfilled the construction of the Caleta seawall, which will serve for the families of La Romana to enjoy the sea view.
Likewise, the mayor of the Caleta district board, Eduardo Kery Metiever, expressed that the district of Caleta is grateful for the work done by the government headed by President Abinader, because it will bring quality of life to the inhabitants of the area.
Details of the work
The project consisted in the conditioning of 9,800 square meters of sea coast, including the renovation of 576 linear meters of paved road, from La Playita Park. The work was carried out by the Executing Committee for Infrastructure in Tourist Zones (CEIZTUR) of the Ministry of Tourism.
The scope of the work includes: reconstruction of the road infrastructure, 2,100 square meters of sidewalks on both sides and 1,250 linear meters of curbs; renovation of the Playita Park; urban equipment; electrical installations and lighting; storm drainage solution with complementary water collection facilities; landscaping in areas, viewpoints for contemplation, among others.
A standard section of two three-meter traffic lanes, sidewalks and landscaping on both sides of the road. The landscaping design included Gri Gri Gri, Penda, Almácigo, Guáyiga, Wedelia and Silver Mangrove plants.
The equipment consisted of benches, picnic tables, trash containers, signage, concrete bollards, street and plaza lighting, and stainless steel railings.
President Abinader was accompanied by the director of Politur, Brigadier General Minoru Matsunaga; the executive director of the La Romana-Bayahibe Hotel Association and Tourism Cluster, Ana García-Sotoca Pascual; the general director of CEIZTUR, Gabriel Español, and the renowned lawyer, Vinicio Castillo Semán.
Also, the mayors of Villa Hermosa, Favio Antonio Noel and the deputies, Eugenio Cedano and Pedro Botello.