The “Esfuerzo País” project promoted abroad by the Airport Department (DA), arrived in the city of Chicago, Illinois, where together with the Consulate General of the Dominican Republic and the Dominican Diaspora, the Caribbean nation will be promoted as a safe place for general aviation.
This was established in an agreement signed between Victor Pichardo, director of the DA, and the Dominican Consul Elias Brache, at the stand of the Dominican Republic, in the framework of the EAA Airventure fair being held in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, to help promote the Dominican airport culture, as well as tourism in the country.
“Today, with the signing of this agreement, we continue to strengthen that institutional commitment to private aviation, through the implementation of the “Esfuerzo- País” project, in conjunction with the diaspora, which is a guarantee of the promotion of airport culture throughout the national territory,” Pichardo said.
“This commitment is security, transparency and efficiency of our sector”, added Pichardo after highlighting the rehabilitation and refurbishment works of the domestic airports currently carried out by the institution; as well as the construction of the new airports of San Juan and Pedernales.
He cited as examples the work carried out at the domestic airport of Cabo Rojo, in Pedernales, where the perimeter fence is already being completed; the asphalting of the runway will begin in conjunction with Public Works and the creation of the operational safety strip.
With this agreement, potential investors in projects in the Dominican airport sector will be able to obtain the necessary facilities and relevant information at the consulate headquarters, through a DA office that will be set up for this purpose.
Speaking at the event, Consul Elías Bracho assured that he “works to promote and favor all initiatives that benefit the Dominican Republic”.
As every year, the Dominican Republic promotes general aviation at the EAA Airventure Fair, which has the support of the sector’s agencies, airport operators, especially the Ministry of Tourism and the Dominican Civil Aviation Institute (IDAC); but, above all, thanks to the support of the government of President Luis Abinader.
This year, the stand included the participation of Hacienda Cortinas, responsible for the Kaynoa project, the first air park in the Caribbean, which is being built in Las Lagunas de Nisibón, La Altagracia province. The executives took the opportunity to show the benefits offered by the innovative project.