Cabo Rojo de Pedernales project to be ready in December

Port Cabo Rojo will have the capacity to receive up to one million cruise passengers per year and will generate more than five thousand direct and indirect jobs, which will renew and boost the economy of this border area.

The Dominican Port Authority (APORDOM), together with ITM Group, informed this Thursday that the construction of Cabo Rojo Port in the province of Pedernales will be ready by December of this year.

In a meeting held in this locality, a commission of APORDOM supervised the construction of the infrastructure that will serve for the development of the South of the country, with the generation of jobs for all the Enriquillo region, integrated by the provinces of Barahona, Pedernales, Independencia and Bahoruco.

The construction of Port Cabo Rojo, within the strategy of the public-private alliance, will operate under the administration of the Dominican Port Authority (APORDOM), directed by Jean Luis Rodríguez, and ITM Group, managed by Mauricio Hamui.

During the tour, the instructions on the progress of the work were given by the project manager, engineer Javier Fernández of ITM Group, the company that is building and investing in the tourist terminal, who said that by December 14, the port will receive the first cruise ship.

He also informed that the second stage of Port Cabo Rojo is scheduled for delivery in mid-2024, and includes a pier for fishermen in both the first and second stages.

Port Cabo Rojo will have the capacity to receive up to one million cruise passengers per year and will generate more than five thousand direct and indirect jobs, which will renew and boost the economy of this border area.

For Rodríguez’s current management of the Dominican Port Authority, this work represents a milestone in the development of cruise tourism for the country and for the entire Caribbean area.

The APORDOM delegation was headed by the director of Engineering, Juan Miguel de los Santos, Celestino Martínez, director of Operations, and Melvin de Jesús, of Logistics.

Also present were Sigmund Freund, from the General Directorate of Public-Private Partnerships (DGAPP) and Minister Deligne Ascención, from the Ministry of Public Works and Communications (MOPC), among other government officials.

Cruise passengers in the DR

The cruise terminal will have four berthing positions, a passenger reception center, water park, interactive, recreational, commercial, beach, spa, restaurants, boutique hotel and maintenance area, among others.

The new tourist destination of the Dominican Republic, Cabo Rojo-Pedernales, is expected to receive thousands of tourists by sea with the offer of important cruise lines.

Source: Noticiassin.com

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