President Luis Abinader toured last Sunday the Colonial City, where he supervised the progress of the works being executed through the Executing Committee of Infrastructure of Tourist Zones (Ceiztur) with an investment of 500 million pesos.
During his visit with the Minister of Tourism, David Collado, the President indicated that they are working on the restoration of several historical monuments whose complete transformation will also include the restoration of electricity with underground cables, improved streets to turn the Colonial City into a thematic zone.
Abinader said that the delivery of the works in the Colonial City will be carried out gradually, indicating that they will be inaugurated every two or three months.
The governor, while responding to the press about the impact on tourism, said that, by improving all these historical works, and being the city of Santo Domingo, the First City of America, which has the first hospital, the first university and the first cathedral, these works will highlight the cultural and historical tourism.
The tour began at the Puerta de la Misericordia, whose works are in their final phase and involved an investment of 17 million pesos.
The renovation of the historic square included restoration of the stone wall, cleaning and sanitation of the wall parameters; enlargement and adaptation of the sidewalks; electric lighting, new benches, gardening area and general beautification of the surroundings.
Then President Abinader and Minister Collado went to Las Damas Street, where they checked on the progress of the second section of this road, as part of the Rehabilitation of Priority Streets Project, which covers 4.7 kilometers in length. From there they visited the Santo Domingo Fortress.