The Government will invest more than 900 million pesos to strengthen the growth, development and total recovery of Puerto Plata as a tourist destination.
The announcement was made at the meeting held between authorities and representatives of the entire tourism value chain in the Bride of the Atlantic, led by the Ministers of Tourism, David Collado and Administrative of the Presidency, José Ignacio Paliza.
The main objective of the millionaire investment is to highlight the value chain of the destination and strengthen tourism in the area.
Among the investments, they pointed out that 50 million pesos will be allocated to build an artisan plaza, thus fulfilling the dream of many Puerto Plata residents. In addition, 105 million pesos will be invested to repair sidewalks and curbs throughout the Historic Center, as well as to improve storm drainage.
The Minister of Tourism informed that 608 million pesos will be invested in the reorganization and organization of the beach of Sosúa, in consensus and dialogue with the vendors and different federations.
Also, investments will be made in the repair of several streets around the cruise terminals.
Collado emphasized that he firmly believes that this destination is going to re-emerge as the spearhead of tourism in the Dominican Republic and for this, security will be guaranteed.
“We will do everything humanly possible for Puerto Plata to reach its maximum level as a tourist destination, because the time has definitely come for the Bride of the Atlantic,” said Collado, after the end of the meetings.
The Administrative Minister of the Presidency, José Ignacio Paliza, is confident that Puerto Plata will be able to consolidate and position itself as a great reference as a tourist destination.
During the visit of Ministers Collado and Paliza to Puerto Plata, three working sessions were held with local authorities and the main actors of the private sector.
In the meetings, which took place this Wednesday at the Gran Ventana Hotel, the authorities committed themselves to ensure the completion and repair of the “Long Beach”, a symbolic beach for the destination located in the north of the country.
Present at the meeting were Claritza Rochette, Civil governor of Puerto Plata; Ginette Bournigal, provincial senator; Domingo Matías, director of INTRANT.
Also present were Colonel Fray Crisóstomo, northern regional director of POLITUR; Diomedes Roque, mayor of the municipality of San Felipe; Stephanie Kfouri, northern regional director of MITUR; General García Lithgow, director of the Puerto Plata Air Base, among others.