In the presence of community members, merchants and local authorities, the President of the Republic, Luis Abinader, and the Minister of Tourism, David Collado, inaugurated the reconstruction of two vendor plazas in Guayacanes Beach, San Pedro de Macorís.
Both projects cost more than 143 million pesos, under the design and construction of the Executing Committee for Infrastructure in Tourist Zones (CEIZTUR).
The works, which include better organization, landscaping, road reconstruction and surveillance, will contribute to the dynamism in the flow of local and foreign visitors, significantly improving the economies and quality of life of merchants and hundreds of families living in the area around the popular coastal area.
The President of the Republic described these works of great significance, because they have a direct impact on the economy of the locality and the tourist development of this geographic demarcation.
He indicated that, in the private as well as in the public sector, he believes in tourism, that is why these small works are of great impact, because the small micro-entrepreneurs are given a dignified place to work, as well as the national and international tourists who come to these beaches, which, together with Boca Chica and Palenque, are the closest to Santo Domingo.
President Abinader expressed that the Government is carrying out renovation works on all the beaches and seafronts of the country.
Minister Collado highlighted the impact of these two interventions for the tourist development of Guayacanes and the entire Eastern region.
He said that these works benefit the vendors and turn them into micro-entrepreneurs, in addition to having a direct impact on the tourists who visit the area.
“Today we are meeting a long-standing demand of the vendors and I am fulfilling the promises I made to them,” said the minister amidst applause.
The first project inaugurated by Minister Collado, the plaza for vendors in La Playita de Guayacanes, features the beautification of the access to the project from its arrival on Juan Dolio Boulevard, exhibiting the construction of wide sidewalks, a landscaping design along the entire length of the paved road in an area of 1,500 square meters of construction within a space of 3,900 square meters.
This new plaza in La Playita will house 10 food sales modules with all their equipment; it will also have space for restrooms, security area, lighting and signage, and had an investment of RD$ 81,283,776.77.
It also has a landscaping design along the entire length of the paved road, achieving the unification of the same road with the connection of the entrance plaza of 500 square meters.
The remodeled Plaza de Vendedores in Playa Guayacanes, inaugurated by the Government, and built at a total cost of RD$ 61,915,194.15, has as main works, 3 modules of 16 stores with 11 mts2 each.
The work is characterized by the beautification of the front terrace for tables, restrooms, security area, lighting, landscaping and signage.
The 3 modules have 3, 4 and 9 stores distributed from the first to the third module respectively, including a warehouse.
The project, which housed a space of 1,300 square meters of construction in an intervention area of 2,400 square meters, was designed taking into account the creation of inclusive architectural spaces, so that the user can have access to all areas of the building.
When he started the reconstruction works of the two plazas a little more than a year ago, together with President Luis Abinader, Minister Collado affirmed that these interventions would make Guayacanes beach a “model in the Caribbean”.
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