MITUR launches bidding process for the rehabilitation of Colonial City’s streets

The Ministry of Tourism, with resources from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), launched an international public bidding process for the rehabilitation of public spaces in the streets prioritized within the framework of the Integral Tourism and Urban Development Program of the Colonial City of Santo Domingo (PIDTUCCSD).

This tender represents a comprehensive recovery of some 4,700 meters of street sections, at an estimated cost of US$24 million. This intervention is projected to last 30 months, starting at the end of this year.

The rehabilitation works will be executed simultaneously in two lots; one starts on Las Damas Street, in a south-north direction, and a second lot will start on Las Mercedes Street, from Hostos Street to Palo Hincado Street, in an east-west direction.

These improvements include the undergrounding of electricity and communication networks, the replacement of drinking water, sewage and rainwater networks. It also includes the visual and functional transformation of vehicular and pedestrian circulation surfaces, with the renovation of paving materials and street furniture.

He emphasizes that, with these interventions, the Colonial City will gain 10 thousand square meters of sidewalks, eliminate visual pollution and stimulate the architectural appreciation of the Historic Center, for the enjoyment of its inhabitants and visitors.

It also favors the execution of the Urban Mobility Plan, which implements more sustainable modes of travel, such as walking, bicycles and efficient electric public transportation, compatible with economic growth, social cohesion and environmental protection.

Bidders interested in participating in this international tender can obtain information on the bidding process through the Coordination Unit of the Integral Program for the Integral Tourism and Urban Development of the Colonial City of Santo Domingo at [email protected] and by calling 809-545-1548 extension 7370 and 7372.

About the Integral Program for Tourism and Urban Development of the Colonial City of Santo Domingo

The main objective of the program is to revitalize the Colonial City of Santo Domingo in its urban, economic and cultural tourism aspects, through the recovery of public spaces and historical monuments; the improvement of living conditions for residents; the development of local economies and the strengthening of the management of the area. This is being carried out with a $90 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

To achieve these objectives, the program establishes four components: consolidation of the cultural tourism offer; improvement of living conditions for Colonial City residents; development of local economies; and strengthening of the area’s tourism, cultural, and urban management.

The program will benefit the residents and merchants of the Colonial City, as well as national and foreign tourists visiting the area.

The Ministry of Tourism is the Executing Agency of the Program, acting through the Program Coordinating Unit (UCP) and in coordination with the City Council of the National District and the Ministry of Culture.

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