Minister David Collado, assured that this program is one of the most beautiful projects that has been carried out to date.

In an act headed by the President of the Republic, Luis Abinader Corona, as leader of the Tourism Cabinet, the Minister of Tourism, David Collado, presented the creation of an Observatory of Good Practices in the bidding processes of the works to be developed by the Executing Committee of Tourist Infrastructures (CEIZTUR).

The main objective of this observatory is to guarantee unrestricted compliance with Law no. 340-06, on Procurement and Contracting of Goods, Services and Works, and also to achieve technological innovation and collaboration of the Dominican academies in a public-private alliance for best practices.

During the presentation of the Observatory of Best Practices, Minister David Collado assured that this program is one of the most beautiful projects that has been carried out to date, and that this is a reaffirmation of the Government’s commitment to transparency. He also said “Since we arrived at the Ministry of Tourism we have implemented President Abinader’s vision of a transparent administration close to the communities and this observatory will incorporate the best practices to the bidding processes to select and ensure quality and optimal delivery times”.

Luis Abinader congratulated Minister David Collado for the creation of this observatory, “I thank the Minister of Tourism for this correct initiative, although other institutions have also made oversight processes, these had not given the opportunity to young people to help the Government, but above all to be part of the acquisition of a culture of transparency and honesty”.

According to what was explained, this observatory will also have a digital platform through which any person will be able to access the bidding process to verify its status, as well as to contribute ideas or suggestions for works or infrastructure solutions needed in the community.

It was also informed that the clusters and Hotel Associations of the destinations where the works will be developed by CEIZTUR will be invited to participate in the Observatory of Best Practices as observers in each of the bidding processes corresponding to the destinations they represent.

Among the universities that have signed the observatory on behalf of RUNED are: the Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC), the Universidad Acción Pro-Educación y Cultura (UNAPEC), the Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE), the Universidad Pedro Henríquez Ureña (UNPHU) and the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM).

As part of the mechanisms and platforms to be used by the observatory, the integration of engineering and architecture students in the budgeting, location and evaluation processes is proposed as an essential part of education.

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