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Tourism development in Pedernales begins with Port Cabo Rojo

President Luis Abinader began the construction of works in the Cabo Rojo tourist project in this province for an amount of about RD$7,000 million, within the strategy of the public-private alliance to develop the south of the country.

The works include the port of Cabo Rojo, which will be the fundamental axis of the development, since it will begin to bring the first cruise passengers, and the hydro-sanitary infrastructures necessary for the anchorage and for the hotels contemplated.

This comprehensive project, which is part of the general master plan of the tourist destination, will generate jobs for the entire Enriquillo Region, made up of the provinces of Barahona, Pedernales, Independencia and Bahoruco.

Leading the opening ceremony for the construction of the “Port Cabo Rojo”, with a private investment of US$98 million, Abinader affirmed that it will make Pedernales the best-priced and valued cruise destination in the entire Caribbean.

Likewise, the head of state started the works for the construction of the hydro-sanitary infrastructure works of the Pedernales Tourism Development Project in Cabo Rojo, which constitute the basis for building the hotels.

The works, with an estimated value of RD$1,185 million and an execution time of 18 months, consist of the construction of 9.2 kilometers of sanitary sewage, storm drainage and 8.3 kilometers of drinking water supply.

Also, the wastewater treatment plant, actions with which it is sought to create the fundamental conditions for the beginning of the construction of the first hotels in Cabo Rojo, Pedernales.

The president was accompanied by government officials, tourism businessmen and local authorities of the province, the Pro-Pedernales Trust, which is chaired by the Minister of the Presidency, Lisandro Macarrulla, and the General Directorate of Public-Private Partnerships (DGAPP), which is directed by Sigmund Freund.


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