Economy February 1, 2022 | 7:17 am

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Dominican Republic starts megatourism project

Santo Domingo.- The energy production in Pedernales (southwest) is not enough for the megatourism development project at Cabo Rojo in that province, promoted by the government of Luis Abinader.

The project considers the construction of a solar farm among the sources to diversify the energy matrix of the region.

According to the estimates set forth in the plan, the demand for energy would increase to 72% in the next 20 years, as the hotels projects are developed.

For 2015, the establishments in Pedernales with the largest number of employees estimated that, in percentage terms, spending on salaries ranked second, only behind the cost of electricity, which in some cases represented up to 60% of expense totals.

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Paul Tierney
February 1, 2022 8:06 am

Wonder how long it will take for the developers and government to start to reign in the bauxite terminal at Cabo Rojo from making too much red dust and noise that risks fouling the pretty ambiance of the proposed megatourism site?

February 2, 2022 11:33 am
Reply to  Paul Tierney

I wonder how much money it will actually cost for how much money they’ll actually ask for and how much money they’ll actually put in their pockets D.R of greatest country is known for taking money under there pocket so hopefully it’ll be a benefit at the long run for our great country.

February 1, 2022 5:29 pm

Is perfect, up with all project like this

Roberto Gutierrez
February 1, 2022 6:59 pm

The article title is all about a mega tourism project but zero details are offered about it, instead the 2 paragraphs talk about energy demand and labor cost increases. What am I missing here?

February 2, 2022 4:07 pm

My thoughts exactly

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Eliazar perdomo
February 2, 2022 8:43 am

I will love to see this and make reservations before my wedding day

Donald Taylor
February 2, 2022 12:53 pm

Details for Megatourism Please ?

Wendy T
February 2, 2022 8:04 pm

The title is misleading at best as it leaves a lot of details that need to be covered

James Semien
February 2, 2022 11:10 pm

I would like to work in this industry. I am a US Citizen.

M del Carmen
February 3, 2022 12:05 pm

All this electricity for tourism pero y la gente??? The joke of “ se fue la luz” is cliche by now. Better the lives of the people of República Dominicana instead of always catering to outsiders. Los dominicanos from else where we need to get together para ayudar nuestra patria bella.

Debbie Yurchison
February 6, 2022 9:32 am

I am most concerned about the accumulation and long-term effects and lack of a plan to deal with discarded trash. I have not seen ongoing or lasting evidence of proper, healthier, and humanitarian forms of recycling, making this potentially beautiful area truly inviting and attractive for visitors and inhabitants. This problem should be addressed first before allowing the building of structures is permitted. Investment and tourist dollars would flow freely and abundantly without reservation and negative criticism, helping this economy to stabilize and grow exponentially for future generations of all of its people.