The Minister of the Presidency, Joel Santos, announced that the Port of Manzanillo was awarded and its construction will begin in October of this year, with an investment of 70 million dollars.
“We are all looking forward to the growth and progress that this project will bring to the municipality, due to the movement that it will create not only in the town, but also in the entire Northwest region (Montecristi, Valverde and Santiago Rodríguez), in terms of jobs and visitors”, he said.
The minister assured that works of such magnitude generate an effect of new investments on the part of the businessmen, which translates into growth and dynamism for the economy of the Dominican Republic.
Santos released the information during a meeting with the members of the Municipal Development Council of Pepillo Salcedo, which was attended by the governor of Montecristi, Nelsy Cruz; the vice-minister of Governmental Monitoring and Coordination, José Ramón Holguín; the municipal mayor of Pepillo Salcedo, Ignacio Rosa, among other authorities.
During the meeting, the achievements of the Manzanillo Master Plan were also reviewed and presented, and the territorial demands of the municipality were expressed.
The Master Development Plan involves extending all port activities so that more ships can arrive, thus boosting the economic, logistic and industrial activities of the area.
In addition, due to its natural conditions and strategic location, the port of Manzanillo will be the main port terminal in the northwest of the country.