The President of the Republic, Luis Abinader is set to present at the International Tourism Fair (Fitur 2022), the official master plan of the Pedernales Tourism Development Project, which details the financial model and the hotels that will be built in the different project phases.
The information was offered by the executive director of the General Directorate of Public-Private Partnerships (DGAPP), Sigmund Freund, who explained that although details of the project have been offered, this is the first time that the official model to be implemented in this new tourist destination in the Dominican Republic, which promises to become a unique and luxurious destination in the Caribbean region.
“We have been working for almost a year on the master plan, already approved by the president, and on Friday, January 21 at 11:00 in the morning, we will be announcing it officially at an event that we will be developing in the Hotel Villamagna in Madrid”, explained Freund.
Fitur 2022 is the second most important fair in the world and will take place from January 19 to 23 at the IFEMA fairgrounds in Madrid, Spain. This expo fair brings together more than 11,000 companies from 165 countries and is attended by more than 250,000 people.
In this edition of Fitur, the Dominican Republic will participate as a partner country, allowing an outstanding role for the nation.
Sigmund Freund assured that with the presentation of the master plan in Madrid, the implementation of the project will be officially started “with its route plan and everything that an execution model that seeks optimal development must have, this includes everything that is the planning of housing densities, service infrastructures, commercial areas, marina, airport, it is a master plan that covers the entire development of the province”.
Freund asserted that with the recent approval in the National Congress of the Pro-Pedernales trust contract and the official presentation of the master plan, greater dynamism will be felt in the execution of the project in Cabo Rojo.
The executive director of the DGAPP pointed out that during the presentation the 8 hotel chains with signed agreements with the Government to settle in Cabo Rojo will be announced and that they are working hard so that, by the middle of the year, work begins to establish the first hotel. in Pedernales.
Schedule in Fitur
Referring to the agenda that the DGAPP will develop in Fitur, Sigmund Freund stated that, as part of the official government delegation, they will support all the activities that the Ministry of Tourism is organizing, they will hold private meetings with investors interested in the portfolio of tourism projects that will be developed in the country under the model of public-private partnerships.
Likewise, he reiterated that on Friday, January 21, at 11:00 in the morning, the Cabo Rojo-Pedernales master plan will be presented for the first time, formally and with the presence of the President of the Republic, “everything which is the hotel project that is going to be developed”.
Freund added that, within the framework of Fitur, he will hold a meeting with the president of the Spain-Dominican Republic Investment Forum and will participate in the Tourism Investment Awards organized by the Forum.
The official explained that this participation in Fitur 2022 is a great opportunity to continue promoting the country as the best tourist destination in the entire Caribbean and position Pedernales as the new bet for Dominican tourism.