Tourism June 24, 2017 | 1:31 pm

Bahia de las Aguilas starts with 3k rooms, international airport: Gov


Santo Domingo.- The Government, together with foreign investors, announced the construction of 3,000 rooms and a modern international airport, which are expected to spur the development of Dominican Republic’s south region, specifically Bahia de las Aguilas.

Tourism minister Francisco Javier García on Thursday said president Danilo Medina went to Pedernales to discuss a development plan with investors and that the work will start immediately.

“We went to Pedernales to discuss on site, the territorial plan the investment plan, to work and to propose what are the State actions that the Government will do for the first 3,000 rooms of high standard that are going to be built in Pedernales. To work so that Pedernales has a modern airport and above all, it seemed like a meeting where we discussed that we had to start immediately,” the official said.

He said a technical staff will be prepared to work in Pedernales. “Today is a historic day for the South region, because we have no doubt that it will be a before and after.”

On its website the Government the investors’ proposals should contribute to the South region’s socio-economic well-being, while adhering to environment of protection criteria.

Medina asked the investors to return to the country with their final proposal that would start the tourism and ecological development at Bahía de las Aguilas.

The meeting is tentatively set for July.

“The time has come for the South. President Danilo Medina’s administration recovered the lands of Bahia de las Aguilas, and promotes a tourism and ecological development plan for Pedernales province,” the government website says. “From now on, the beauty of its beaches and mountains will fill its inhabitants with joy and riches.”

During this meeting, Medina was accompanied by Administrative minister José Ramón Peralta, the investors Stephen Hunter, Alvaro Peña and Jordi Perfot, and Canada ambassador, Steven Cote.

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