President Luis Abinader and the Minister of Tourism, David Collado, began work this Monday on the improvement of the Santo Domingo East Malecon, which will cost almost 500 million pesos.
The project, which has a budget of RD$495,119,268.89, consists of providing a recreational space along the entire seafront on España Avenue, from the Navy installations to the Las Américas highway.
In addition, within this intervention, the sidewalks will be widened to 6.50 mts. wide, in order to include a bicycle lane along the entire length of the coastline.
The work, which will become a real attraction for visitors and residents of the municipality of Santo Domingo East, will be carried out under the supervision of the Executing Committee for Infrastructure in Tourist Zones (CEIZTUR) of MITUR.
President Abinader highlighted the importance of the work for the entire municipality of Santo Domingo East.
“That is why today, I am happy to see how a space with so many options as this boardwalk, is transformed to push and energize the area,” said the president.
President Abinader understands that “this municipality still has much to offer, and never doubt that here is a government that will always be with you to push in that direction. The change is in everything and for everyone”.
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Collado highlighted the importance of the work and the impact it will have on the entire community, especially among small merchants and micro-entrepreneurs in the area.
“This work will have a direct impact on the tourism proposal of Santo Domingo East, which is very diverse,” said the official.
“As we had promised the residents of Santo Domingo East, last October 2021, we are here, together with President Luis Rodolfo Abinader Corona, starting the work of improving the Malecon of Santo Domingo East, thus meeting a long-standing demand of this community,” said the Minister of Tourism.
The project’s intervention along the entire length of the waterfront includes the signage of low relief roads, a 2-lane, 2.50 m wide bicycle lane.
In addition, it includes a concrete photographic Parador, distinctive of the project, pedestrian paths that connect all the micro-accents, as well as the regeneration of the existing green areas, lighting, construction of scuppers, speed bumps and embankments for the correct course of the waters.
The activity was attended by the main provincial and municipal authorities, including the governor, Julia Drullard, and the mayor, Manuel Jiménez, who appreciated the importance of the work.