The Minister of Tourism, David Collado, began work on the reconstruction of the Duarte Park in this municipality, which will cost more than 35 million pesos, and announced the renovation of the Malecon with an investment of 200 million pesos.
The work, which is part of the program for the renovation of tourist destinations implemented by the Ministry of Tourism throughout the country, will be carried out through the Executing Committee for Infrastructure in Tourist Zones (CEIZTUR), and the Department of Planning and Projects (DPP) of MITUR.
Collado, when he gave the first kick-off of the project, together with the local authorities, highlighted the great tourist potential of the province of Montecristi.
“This investment, with the renovation of this symbolic park in Montecristi, is only the beginning of what we have on the agenda to boost tourism in this beautiful province,” said Collado.
In a total area of 4,935.4 square meters, the intervention includes the reconstruction of the Duarte Park and the renovation of access to the iconic metal structure of the Montecristi Clock Tower, a monument of great historical value with more than a century installed in the heart of this town, and whose proposed reconstruction includes the maintenance of the structure of this icon of the province.
It also includes concrete and tile paving in the park, lighting, landscaping of Palma Real, reconstruction of sidewalks and ramps for universal accessibility, conditioning of the water fountains and equipment.
It will include a storm drainage solution with a piping system and complementary installations to collect rainwater runoff.
The plaza will be equipped with benches, lighting, and trash containers.
This park, which represents for the Montecristeños one of the most important tourist and historical symbols of this municipality, already renovated by Mitur, will become, together with the Morro and other natural charms of the Northeastern province, a space of great attraction for local and foreign tourists.
More about the Montecristi clock
Designed by the French engineer Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, the same designer of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Montecristi Clock Tower is an emblematic work surrounded by historic buildings, inaugurated on June 29, 1895.
The Clock complex is composed of peripheral gardens, with four iron fountains at each corner of the park, and continues to operate with its original manual mechanism.
Minister Collado was accompanied by the main provincial authorities.