The hotel chain of Spanish capital, Iberostar, which will operate the first hotel to be built in Cabo Rojo, Pedernales, with 580 rooms, assured the generation of 2,000 jobs, of the 15,000 jobs that could be generated by the Tourism Development Project of Pedernales, through the modality of public-private partnership, under the responsibility of the Pro-Pedernales Trust.
The information was offered after the public hearing for the Environmental License of the hotels, in the hall of the Governor’s Office, with the presence of Governor Altagracia Brea de González.
According to estimates, it is expected that within the ten hotel constructions that are part of the tourism project, the remodeling of the Cabo Rojo pier, goods and services, the province of Pedernales will generate a lot of labor, which is currently lacking.
According to the progress in the construction of the hotels, some rooms could be available for the arrival of the first cruise ship which is announced for next December 18 of this year and which will mark a milestone in the history of this impoverished southern community, according to Listín Diario.
The public hearing held last Tuesday, October 24 at the governor’s office had an agenda in which were present at the protocol table, the engineer Jaime E. Lokward, who presented the project; Brainer Féliz, representative of the Fideicomiso Pro-Pedernales, and Danneris Santana, for the Environment. There was a space for questions from the participants and answers by the hosts of the project.