New Santo Domingo seawall inaugurated

President Abinader and Minister Collado inaugurate the new Santo Domingo East Santo Domingo seafront with an investment of more than 310 million pesos.

The work will have a total cost of DR$645,299,087 and consists of providing a place for recreation along the seafront of España Avenue.

President Luis Abinader and the Minister of Tourism, David Collado, led this Wednesday the inauguration ceremony of the first stage of the renovation of the Santo Domingo Malecon, with an investment of DR$310,569,503, which will have a direct impact on the leisure and recreation of residents and tourists of this municipality.

In this much-demanded work, an intervention of 2.3 kilometers of the sea coast of Santo Domingo East was carried out in this stage, which has an area of 118,541.34 square meters of natural park, divided into 7 recreational areas with 7 parking lots for a capacity of 264 units.

This phase also includes landscaping, a Politur detachment, 4 restrooms, universal access ramp, lighting, equipment, concrete benches and trash cans.

Minister de Collado highlighted the importance of the work, after stating that it will have an extraordinary impact on the tourism offer of the municipality of Santo Domingo East and will boost the economy of the entire area.

“Today we are here, together with President Luis Abinader Corona, fulfilling our commitment to change the image and life of the malecon of Santo Domingo East, a just demand of its inhabitants,” said the Minister of Tourism.

He indicated that “this new malecon” is added to the tourist offer that the municipality of Santo Domingo East has, such as the Cachón de la Rubia, Los Tres Ojos National Park, the National Aquarium, as well as the Columbus Lighthouse, Juan Pablo Duarte Square, Mirador del Este Park and the Nuestra Señora del Rosario Church, the first in the new world.

It should be noted that the intervention of the project, along the entire length of the coastline, includes: signage in low relief, a two-lane bicycle lane 2.50 meters wide, a concrete photo stop, a distinctive feature of the project, pedestrian paths that connect all the micro-accents, as well as the regeneration of existing green areas.

The project will cost a total of DR$645,299,087 and consists of providing a recreational area along the entire seafront of Avenida España, from the Navy installations to the Las Américas highway.

The total intervention covers a length of 4.3 kilometers of the coastline, plus 237,734 square meters of natural park, as well as the construction of ten parking areas with a capacity of 452 parking units.

In addition, it includes widening of sidewalks to 6.50 meters wide, so as to comprise the bike path along the entire length of the waterfront.

Source: Mitur.gob.do

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