Tourism March 27, 2023 | 8:10 am

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Government inaugurates reconstruction of two plazas on Guayacanes beach; invests more than $143 billion pesos

President Luis Abinader and Minister of Tourism David Collado have officially opened the reconstruction of two vendor plazas on Guayacanes beach in San Pedro de Macorís. The works were executed by the Executing Committee of Infrastructures in Tourist Areas (CEIZTUR) and cost more than 143 million pesos. The works include better organization, landscaping, road reconstruction, and surveillance, which will contribute to the flow of local and foreign visitors, improving the economies and quality of life of merchants and families living in the area.

President Abinader described the works as highly significant, directly impacting the economy of the town and the tourist development of the area. Minister Collado highlighted the impact these two interventions have on the tourism development of Guayacanes and the entire eastern region.

The first project inaugurated, the Playita de Guayacanes vendors’ plaza, will house 10 food sales modules with all their equipment, space for bathrooms, security, lighting, and signage.

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March 27, 2023 9:15 am

I’m tired of the ribbon cutting which leads to abandonment. No oversight.

bernie sierra
March 27, 2023 10:00 am

They did not invest over 143 million pesos on that new plaza. The initial cost was for 32 million pesos so how did it got to almost 5 times the cost. It doesn’t make any sense.

Peter Harris
March 28, 2023 7:55 am
Reply to  bernie sierra

Initial cost was $111 million pesos. However they built where the parking lot was. There is only street parking ‘chaos’ now.

Peter Harris
March 27, 2023 5:05 pm

This project at PLAYA PESCADOR beach took well over one year to complete and cost the beach workers 75% of their business. Two weeks ago an Assistant to David Collado was informed on site that the workers were suffering economically and should be properly compensated. No response. There should be room in a budget of that amount to ensure the workers – who apparently are the people MITUR wants to help – are not negatively impacted. They need money to feed their families. Please note that the beach parking is now gone . Where will the clients park to attend these new buildings ? Minister Collado’s assistant was given a copy of the PLAYA LIMPIA flyer by Accion ambiental Guayacanes AAG . It is a local volunteer group that has been paying the costs of an innovative public education campaign to promote Beach Cleanliness. AAG has delivered letters to MITUR office of the Minister asking for their support but never a response. AAG had a letter for President Abinader yesterday but could not get it to him because of security. The President should be made aware of these concerns because as he stated in his New Year’s message , ‘ we must work together’. I doubt he would agree with MITUR’s approach in regards to the local community. The people of Guayacanes deserve better !

Ramon Garcia
March 28, 2023 12:13 am

Good, no concentrate on Sosua beach. We need that beach clean up of the undesirables.

Peter Harris
March 28, 2023 8:16 am

The wood on the beach buildings is beautiful as well as the landscaping. However the parking lot has been deleted. Where do people park?  The project at PLAYA PESCADOR took well over one year to complete and cost the beach workers 75% of their business. Requests to the Minister to properly compensate the workers have not received a response. That is a surprise considering the project is supposed to benefit the workers. MITUR has also shown no interest in the progressive PLAYA LIMPIA campaign by local volunteers of Accion Ambiental Guayacanes AAG. It is the first public education campaign in Guayacanes designed to prevent littering on the beach. The most important part of the beach in Guayacanes is ‘clean’ sand. There is so much time spent picking up garbage, that the sand is never properly raked.

Peter Harris
March 31, 2023 8:36 am

The latest information concerning compensation to the beach workers at Playa Pescador for losing 75% of their business in 2022 is that the ladies who cook received $6000. dop and the beach guys who rent the tables received $2000 dop. Then they lost 3 days before the opening ceremony when no one could use the beach. Now they have been informed they cannot use the beach this week until new umbrellas and tables are installed. So zero income for another week.