The Ministry of Tourism (Mitur) intends to provide free internet service and closed circuit security cameras on the main beaches of the country, as a measure to guarantee the safety of national and international visitors who enjoy the Dominican Republic as a vacation destination.
The announcement was made by David Collado, Minister of Tourism, who also announced that an intervention and renovation plan will be implemented for the beaches of Guayacanes, Boca Chica, Las Galeras, Cabarete, among others located in the main enclaves of the country.
“In the next few days we are going to announce that all the most used beaches in the country will have free internet and closed circuit security cameras, and we are going to improve all the beaches”, he assured.
In addition, he said that “We are going to clean up all the beaches, to recover all the spaces, so that tourists feel safe when they visit the Dominican Republic; because we were thinking, we are a sun and beach tourism, but we have them in ruins”.
In making the remark, Collado highlighted the work carried out in Playa Macao, in the province of La Altagracia, where an intervention plan was executed, with which it seeks to give way to a recovery plan for the spas located in tourist areas.
“In the coming weeks we will refurbish the beaches of Guayacanes, Cabarete, Las Galeras and Boca Chica. That is what the change is about, the vision of the present government, to achieve a strong, organized tourism, where it is not only the sun and the beach, and that the tourist is not afraid to go out on the streets. We have made an effort in every detail”, he pointed out while highlighting the advances in security and beautification of the tourist poles.
Likewise, Collado said that while they have worked in favor of recovering tourism, they began with the strengthening of the industry, with the completion of a series of treatment plants that had been under construction for about 15 years.
He cited the plants in Las Terrenas, Puerto Plata and Luperón, which had not been put into service, preventing wastewater from contaminating the beaches.
“In these eight months we delivered the treatment plants of Luperon, Terrenas, Puerto Plata, Long Beach, we made the access road of Las Terrenas – El Limon beach. What we have wanted to do is to strengthen our infrastructure, so that when tourism returns normally, it will find us much stronger”, he stressed.
David Collado spoke in these terms, while leading a meeting with more than one hundred owners of travel agencies, tour operators, airline leaders and hotel chains based in the city of Miami, United States.