US$300M seaside project could spur La Romana´s tourism
La Romana, Dominican Republic.-A project with the support of the Dominican and Spanish governments wouldprovide a 3-kilometer seaside boulevard to La Caleta, La Romana (east), expectedto spur the province´s tourism.
In its first phase the US$300million project would include 10 stores, docks, customs offices, shops inkiosks, parking, penthouses and a ferry to Catalina Island.
La Caleta town manager NaphtaliRijo, who went to Madrid to present the project to the group Arnaiz & Partners said the investorswere receptive to the project and was given the boulevard´s architectural renderings.
He said the work would provide1,000 direct jobs and aims to take advantage of ??La Romana´s proximity to thesea, and attractions in La Caleta and in Saona and Catalina islands as well.
Rijo said the public-privateproject is the most ambitious ever conceived in the La Caleta-La Romana area,with a beach and boardwalk that would stretch from Playa La Caleta to Boqueron.