Minister of Tourism presents design of what will become the Fishermen’s Village in Las Terrenas

Contributing to a greater tourism boost and as part of a series of infrastructure works announced by the Tourism Cabinet for the Northeastern bay, the Minister of Tourism, David Collado, presented to the community of Las Terrenas the design and planning of what will become the Fishermen’s Village, destroyed by a fire last year.

The presentation of the modern design is part of the second public hearing headed by Minister Collado with the main actors of this tourist municipality and its authorities in order to seek consensus on the needed work, a true symbol of the province of Samaná.

The official thanked for the donation of the project design by architect Carlos Aguilar, of the renowned international firm VGA, which in turn will be built by the Committee for Infrastructure in Tourist Zones (CEIZTUR), after the approval of the community and the mayors present at the meeting.

In a telephone call to Minister Collado, and in the middle of the public hearing, President Luis Abinader, after greeting the meeting, said that since the fire that affected the Pueblo de los Pescadores, he has been looking for a permanent solution and not a short term one in favor of its residents.

We are now going to achieve a permanent solution, with a design that not only returns the special characteristics that the Pueblo de los Pescadores had, but also provides greater protection in all aspects,” said the president over the telephone line.

Minister Collado announced that “we will immediately make the bidding to rebuild the Pueblo de los Pescadores, but with an agreement with the users, with the community, and forming a board of trustees for the care and proper use, maintenance, cleaning and security measures in the environment”.

“We will return to the municipality of Las Terrenas the symbolic and historic village of Los Pescadores with its own characteristics, but with a touch of modernity, because the residents of Samaná and the tourists who visit it deserve that and much more”, said the official.

The meeting, held in the amphitheater of the Port Plaza “El Barco” of this tourist town, was attended by the president of the Association of Hotels and Tourism (ASONAHORES), Rafael Blanco Tejera; the senator for the province, Pedro Catrain; the governor, Teodora Mulli; the mayor of Las Terrenas, Eduardo Esteban, among other authorities.

Architect Aguilar explained the characteristics of the design of what will be the Pueblo de los Pescadores, giving priority to pedestrian and vehicular movement in the area, generating a public-urban space that expresses a concept of its own identity in each of the premises, streets and houses in the project,

According to Aguilar, a road space would be created with an “iconic and identifiable pavement” at the entrance to the town, reducing vehicular traffic and with views of the entire Las Terrenas beach.

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