President Luis Abinader announced the beginning of the construction of 9 thousand hotel rooms by 2022 and investments of 60 billion pesos in the industrial sector, not including free zones.
“The amount of investments in tourism, industry, commerce, free zones, which will begin in 2022 are absolutely unprecedented in the history of the Dominican Republic,” said the head of state.
He affirmed that the development of these sectors is of utmost importance for the creation of jobs so there are reasons to be optimistic and see the future in a positive way.
“Every time a hotel operation opens, we have 1.2 direct jobs and at least three indirect jobs. In free zones and industries, between 200 and 500 new jobs are created and there is no better public policy than the creation of jobs”, added the President.
He also emphasized that the country’s economic growth will close this year in double digits, assuring that the government has the responsibility to carry out a good public spending policy, investing in the social sectors to improve the quality of life of the people, and that the resources are used with transparency and honesty.
Casa de Campo Expansion
The President’s pronouncements were made at the groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion of the Casa de Campo Resort & Villas hotel.
The project will have a private investment of US$90 million and will create 500 direct jobs between construction and operations.
“I think it is a very important and special event because it is the first time that they are expanding their hotel offer and that for us, first, demonstrates the confidence of this group in the Dominican Republic, but also shows the projections and optimism that is reflected in the hotel investment and the tourism sector,” said Abinader.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Tourism, David Collado, said that “we have recovered the dignity of the tourism sector. Undoubtedly, we are facing an unprecedented historic recovery in the Dominican Republic”.
The president of Casa de Campo Resort & Villas, Andrés Pichardo, added that “in these almost 50 years, Casa de Campo has been one of the pioneers of luxury tourism and real estate in the country. We are very proud to continue developing the vision of our shareholders of the Central Romana Corporation, to continue adding numerous first class services and facilities, which will continue to highlight our resort as one of the most emblematic in the Caribbean”.
The new infrastructure will have 64 junior suites overlooking the golf course, equipped with the latest technology and amenities offered today by the best in the hotel industry.
It will also have a spa center overlooking the central lake and a modern lounge for VIP clients.
“With these investments we continue to increase the value and quality of our resort, reaffirming that our exclusive range of services satisfies the demands of the most demanding visitors, and with this we continue to be a reference as a tourist destination,” said Pichardo.
The event was also attended by the Minister of Industry and Commerce, Víctor -Ito- Bisonó; the Vice Minister of Administration, Igor Rodríguez; and the main executives of the Central Romana Corporation, Ramón Menéndez, Pepe Fanjul Jr., Leo Matos and Eduardo Martínez-Lima Gonzalvo.