Government presents plan to order informal vendors on 25 beaches in the country
3 billion pesos will be invested in Macao, Guayacanes, Boca Chica, Las Galeras, Miches, Los Patos, Los Quemaítos, Saladillas, Palenque and Puerto Plata beaches.
President Luis Abinader and the Minister of Tourism, David Collado, headed the launching ceremony of the National Plan for Reorganization, Regeneration, Training and Financing for Associations and Informal Beach Vendors.
The activity took place at the San Lazaro club where thousands of tourist guides, small business owners and representatives of associations of these coastal areas throughout the country participated.
In this Plan, more than 3 billion pesos will be invested in the renovation of some 25 beaches, providing training and financing for the benefit of hundreds of families living in these tourist areas.
The sports center was packed, President Luis Abinader said loudly that raising tourism has been a joint effort that “has been worthwhile, thinking of the Dominican worker”, being applauded and cheered by those attending the event.
He emphasized that “raising tourism has made us feel proud to have in the Central Bank the highest foreign exchange reserves that the Dominican Republic has ever had”.
He added that the face of these benefits of the growth of tourism, product of tireless work, “are each one of you”, addressing those present.
The Minister of Tourism, David Collado, said, for his part, that as part of this plan, the merchants on the beaches to be intervened will receive the transformation of their spaces and training on the quality of their services, improving their economy and that of their families, with a vision of urban planning that will attract more tourists.
He said that more than three thousand beach vendors from all over the country have recovered their sales and are part of the project to revamp and reorganize these tourist spaces.
“And we started a program in which we are going to refurbish 25 beaches and today we are in Macao, in Miches, Guayacanes I and II, Las Galeras, Los Patos, and we are going to Palenque, Puerto Plata and all the beaches of the country with a budget of more than 3 billion pesos,” proclaimed the official.
“I want to express the pride and satisfaction I have in working with President Luis Abinader, the man who has supported tourism the most in the history of the country,” Collado said.
At this event, President Abinader received recognition from vendors’ associations.
The directors of the Professional Technical Institute (INFOTEP), Rafael Santos, and of Promipyme, Porfirio Peralta, also spoke, presenting their programs focused on training and education of entrepreneurs and informal traders, as well as financing at low interest rates.
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