Hotels in the Eastern zone of the DR are operating at 90% after the passage of Hurricane Fiona
In the area of Tourism, President Luis Abinader explained that, although flights were suspended, the Punta Cana airport is operating normally and emphasized that 90% of the hotels in the region are operating normally, following the effects of Hurricane Fiona in the eastern part of the Dominican Republic.
He indicated that the remaining 10% will be in operation in about 10 days, following the effects of Hurricane Fiona in the eastern part of the Dominican Republic.
The President spoke in these terms during a tour of the areas affected by Hurricane Fiona in the province of La Altagracia, where he announced the initiatives that will be implemented to provide a timely response, in coordination with the different institutions of the State.
He expressed that today he expects that all the road infrastructure will not have any situation that will impede the transit, and that since last night they are already working to allow the vehicular flow in all the province of La Altagracia.
Regarding security, he said that he requested a special help from the Armed Forces, which since last night started a special operation in the East and Northeast of the country and which will be extended for the rest of the week.
In the case of La Romana, Hato Mayor and El Seibo, he pointed out that in each of these provinces there is already approximately 10 to 20% of electricity at the moment, and in the next 6 days it will improve until the definitive solution is reached.
He emphasized that the entire social cabinet of the Government is present in the province and the eastern region. He also said that during the rest of the week he will go to the other provinces affected by Hurricane Fiona.
He added that 90% of the hotels are operating normally and passenger transportation is being carried out through the coral highway until the Duey river lowers its course.
“We are confident that each one of the government agencies and institutions, as well as the local governor’s office and all the executive institutions of the government are doing their job and as soon as possible the operations of this province and the other affected provinces of the East will be normalized”, said the governor.
When answering questions from the press about the general damage report, he explained that the Ministry of Economy, Planning and Development is working on the implementation, for the first time, of a program to have an estimate of the damages in infrastructure, agriculture and other aspects. It will take about 5 days to have an estimate of the damages caused by hurricane Fiona.
It is recalled that yesterday, the Association of Hotels and Tourism of the Dominican Republic reported that the damages received by the hotels in the eastern zone are minimal.
“The vast majority of hotel rooms are operating and it is reported that in most hotels the damage to infrastructure was minimal, and that the main impact was seen in light structures on the beaches, as well as with fallen trees and bushes,” reported the president of Asonahores, Rafael Blanco Tejera, through a statement, who also hailed the great collaboration provided by relief agencies and the different authorities of the Dominican government to assist the affected areas.