North Coast March 27, 2024 | 11:02 am

British diplomats interested in Cabo Rojo tourism development project

Pedernales, DR.- A delegation from the British Embassy, led by David Rutley, Minister for the Americas and the Caribbean of the Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office of the United Kingdom, alongside the UK’s ambassador to the Dominican Republic, Mockbul Ali, recently visited the Tourist Development Project in Cabo Rojo, Pedernales.

Joined by Sigmund Freund, Executive Director of the General Directorate of Public-Private Partnerships (DGAPP), and representatives from the Pro-Pedernales Trust, the diplomats toured the construction site of the project’s first hotels, receiving detailed updates from the engineers overseeing the construction.

The itinerary included visits to the cruise port and the Cabo Rojo Nursery, which stands as the country’s first conservation program for endemic and native species. This initiative was launched by the Pro-Pedernales Trust prior to the commencement of civil works on the project.

The diplomats had the opportunity to admire the ecotourism beauty of Cabo Rojo and its rich biodiversity during a boat tour from La Cueva to Bahía de las Águilas.

Sigmund Freund, DGAPP’s Executive Director, emphasized that the visit by British Minister David Rutley and Ambassador Mockbul Ali signifies strong support for the initiatives spearheaded by President Luis Abinader, not only within the Cabo Rojo project but nationwide, for the benefit of Dominicans.

Minister David Rutley expressed his admiration for the project, pledging to support the Dominican Government’s efforts in tourism development in the Southern region by encouraging British companies to engage in the project.

“It’s an honor to witness the scale and ambition of sustainable economic and environmental development here in Cabo Rojo. The cactus conservation project underway, along with the nursery, ensures the preservation of important plants and cacti for future generations. I’m truly honored to be here and witness the magnitude of opportunity for the country and the region’s residents,” said the British diplomat.

He further added, “As more people discover the offerings here, they’ll enjoy unforgettable vacations and experiences in this part of the Dominican Republic, ones they’ll cherish for a lifetime due to the incredible environment found here.”

Ambassador Mockbul Ali expressed gratitude to Freund, the DGAPP, and the Trust team for providing “an impressive tour of Cabo Rojo, where we learned about visionary projects in development and their steadfast commitment to environmental protection.”

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