Senate passes the Pro-Pedernales Trust

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Madrid.– President Luis Abinader revealed in Fitur 2022 that the Pedernales Tourism Development Project (southwest), one of the most important commitments of his government, will be carried out in four phases; the first will start with 6 hotel chains, for a total average period of 10 years, and with an estimated investment of 2,245 million dollars.

According to Presidencia.gob.do, he said that in the first phase an investment of 1,300 million dollars is foreseen for the construction of 4,700 rooms, which will become 12,000 rooms at the end of the project.

He stressed that the development of this new and spectacular tourist destination will create nearly 20,000 direct jobs and more than 50,000 indirect jobs, which translates into economic dynamism in the region.

The head of satate pointed out that six hotels will begin operations during the opening of the first phase, for which hotel chains Hilton, Marriott, Sunwing, AmResorts, Iberostar Group and Karisma Hotels & Resorts have already signed a letter of commitment to begin construction of their hotels from the middle of this year.

President Abinader spoke during the presentation of the Tourism Development Master Plan for Pedernales, which begins in Cabo Rojo and will make the change towards a prosperous future in this post-pandemic era as an irreversible reality.

“Our vision of the future of the Dominican Republic is shared, since we want to guarantee a country with remarkable economic growth, with decent jobs and a fair redistribution of our wealth, which reaches the vast majority of Dominican households, families and to every citizen,” he expressed.

He stated that this project will radically transform the lives of thousands of people in the Pedernales province and throughout the southern region of the country.

“Cabo Rojo-Pedernales will be the first tourist destination in the Caribbean to be developed from scratch under a public-private partnership, with a luxury offer based on sustainable tourism, taking care of every detail to offer tourists the best experience,” he said.

He assured that this is one of the most ambitious projects, one of the most demanded and necessary, which is becoming possible thanks to the involvement of many people and institutions who believe in the solidity of the country, in the opportunities that are opening up and in the future that awaits them and that they are building together.

“The Dominican moment has arrived. Invest in it. You will not regret it,” Abinader concluded.

 

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Madrid.– President Luis Abinader revealed in Fitur 2022 that the Pedernales Tourism Development Project (southwest), one of the most important commitments of his government, will be carried out in four phases; the first will start with 6 hotel chains, for a total average period of 10 years, and with an estimated investment of 2,245 million dollars.

According to Presidencia.gob.do, he said that in the first phase an investment of 1,300 million dollars is foreseen for the construction of 4,700 rooms, which will become 12,000 rooms at the end of the project.

He stressed that the development of this new and spectacular tourist destination will create nearly 20,000 direct jobs and more than 50,000 indirect jobs, which translates into economic dynamism in the region.

The head of satate pointed out that six hotels will begin operations during the opening of the first phase, for which hotel chains Hilton, Marriott, Sunwing, AmResorts, Iberostar Group and Karisma Hotels & Resorts have already signed a letter of commitment to begin construction of their hotels from the middle of this year.

President Abinader spoke during the presentation of the Tourism Development Master Plan for Pedernales, which begins in Cabo Rojo and will make the change towards a prosperous future in this post-pandemic era as an irreversible reality.

“Our vision of the future of the Dominican Republic is shared, since we want to guarantee a country with remarkable economic growth, with decent jobs and a fair redistribution of our wealth, which reaches the vast majority of Dominican households, families and to every citizen,” he expressed.

He stated that this project will radically transform the lives of thousands of people in the Pedernales province and throughout the southern region of the country.

“Cabo Rojo-Pedernales will be the first tourist destination in the Caribbean to be developed from scratch under a public-private partnership, with a luxury offer based on sustainable tourism, taking care of every detail to offer tourists the best experience,” he said.

He assured that this is one of the most ambitious projects, one of the most demanded and necessary, which is becoming possible thanks to the involvement of many people and institutions who believe in the solidity of the country, in the opportunities that are opening up and in the future that awaits them and that they are building together.

“The Dominican moment has arrived. Invest in it. You will not regret it,” Abinader concluded.

In short. They are carving up and selling off one of the last pristine virgin coast lines in the western hemisphere to help make a few selected corporations a lot of money.

Upper management and skilled labored positions will be filled by the locals...correct? Or will they be the house cleaners, food servers and gardeners?

Anyone at all concerned the United States is heading into a full-blown recession by this the 1st quarter of next year which may impact a lot of other countries/ tourism numbers.

What happens if we have another pandemic and tourist stop coming enmasse?

They'd a been better off creating more Zona Francas.
 

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In short. They are carving up and selling off one of the last pristine virgin coast lines in the western hemisphere to help make a few selected corporations a lot of money.

Upper management and skilled labored positions will be filled by the locals...correct? Or will they be the house cleaners, food servers and gardeners?

Anyone at all concerned the United States is heading into a full-blown recession by this the 1st quarter of next year which may impact a lot of other countries/ tourism numbers.

What happens if we have another pandemic and tourist stop coming enmasse?

They'd a been better off creating more Zona Francas.
Zona Francas maybe but also their agroindustria I consider a big DR success. And was strong during the pandemic.
 
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In short. They are carving up and selling off one of the last pristine virgin coast lines in the western hemisphere to help make a few selected corporations a lot of money.

Upper management and skilled labored positions will be filled by the locals...correct? Or will they be the house cleaners, food servers and gardeners?

Anyone at all concerned the United States is heading into a full-blown recession by this the 1st quarter of next year which may impact a lot of other countries/ tourism numbers.

What happens if we have another pandemic and tourist stop coming enmasse?

They'd a been better off creating more Zona Francas.
The government has gone all in on this in the belief it will ultimately strengthen the overall economy.

They passed ley 12-21 which is unprecedented in creating a public/private partnership to go forward and specific to encourage investment in the border province(s).

The government is in essence donating the land (their contribution) in return for early commitments (which they have) to build. The tax incentives for hotels/builders etc., in the law are unprecedented and certainly nothing like them has been seen before.........at least in the DR.

Could a recession forestall development? Certainly it could slow things a bit, but recessions occur on average every 3 years or so.....and tend to last about 1.5 years. A concern.......yes.....a reason to cancel..........no.

The genie is out of the bottle on this one.............

Zona Francas jobs tend to benefit their owners..............not the workers.....................whose average wages are extremely low......generally lower than all but the lowest hotel workers (gardeners etc.)........which also includes propinas.
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The government has gone all in on this in the belief it will ultimately strengthen the overall economy.

They passed ley 12-21 which is unprecedented in creating a public/private partnership to go forward and specific to encourage investment in the border province(s).

The government is in essence donating the land (their contribution) in return for early commitments (which they have) to build. The tax incentives for hotels/builders etc., in the law are unprecedented and certainly nothing like them has been seen before.........at least in the DR.

Could a recession forestall development? Certainly it could slow things a bit, but recessions occur on average every 3 years or so.....and tend to last about 1.5 years. A concern.......yes.....a reason to cancel..........no.

The genie is out of the bottle on this one.............

Zona Francas jobs tend to benefit their owners..............not the workers.....................whose average wages are extremely low......generally lower than all but the lowest hotel workers (gardeners etc.)........which also includes propinas.
.


Respectfully,
Playacaribe2
Well maybe then if they feel it’s the only industry that works.
 

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In short. They are carving up and selling off one of the last pristine virgin coast lines in the western hemisphere to help make a few selected corporations a lot of money.
It is what it is.
Upper management and skilled labored positions will be filled by the locals...correct? Or will they be the house cleaners, food servers and gardeners?
Management is hired by each company as they see fit. They will have experience at such businesses and the best they can lure to the DR will get hired.
Anyone at all concerned the United States is heading into a full-blown recession by this the 1st quarter of next year which may impact a lot of other countries/ tourism numbers.
That would be me, but not with respect to tourism.
What happens if we have another pandemic and tourist stop coming enmasse?
Then the entire world might as well end, or something like that. We will see eventually, when another virus escapes from a lab in China. More or less. Be sure to get boosted, or not.
They'd a been better off creating more Zona Francas.
I know they like AI tourism. That much is perfectly clear. If Zona Francas were profitable, there would be more of them.
 

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THIS is Such Good News for Haiti -- but -honestly -- Pedernales and Bahia des Aguiles are two of the jewels in the crown of Hispaniola.
If there is real tourism and therefore JOBS down there... the issue of Haitian immigration would be off the agenda of the DR

I never met one Haitian in the DR ( and I met a lot of them!) who would not have been happier living in Haiti - if they could..

Across the tiny border down there is an absolutely charming town on Anse-A- Pitres.... (I will include links to articles that I wrote about the area.. I went there As Often as I could.

If we had a weekend, friends from SD would drive down for the weekends.

MY FAVORITE DOMINICAN CORNER

BUT - the beach is rocky --
There is BEAUTIFUL SCUBA THERE!

Tourism would be wonderful...

BUT the DR is going to have to be VERY picky about WHO does the construction--

I think that the Wyndham chain would be the best US pick -- they have a great resort in Puerto Rico-- I paid $300 for ONE NIGHT back when there WAS a Puerto Rico.
 

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In short. They are carving up and selling off one of the last pristine virgin coast lines in the western hemisphere to help make a few selected corporations a lot of money.

Upper management and skilled labored positions will be filled by the locals...correct? Or will they be the house cleaners, food servers and gardeners?

Anyone at all concerned the United States is heading into a full-blown recession by this the 1st quarter of next year which may impact a lot of other countries/ tourism numbers.

What happens if we have another pandemic and tourist stop coming enmasse?

They'd a been better off creating more Zona Francas.
If they build SMART enough -- they will always have tourists

BUT the odds of their doing that?
 

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THIS one was written much earlier
The Cubans really help out there! By sending that doctor!!

(I have always said the there need to be hospitals and Haitian consulates who are authorized to distribute identity cards. OBVIOUSLY all the Black persons who WANT to go live in Haiti needs an identity card. The DR government could apply to the OAS for help in that effort.)

 

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Yup.

But there are already quite a few Very Charming Hotels from SD to Pedernales... AND do not forget Bahia de Las Aquila's!!

So - really
ALL OF YOU HAD BEST GO VISIT SOON!

Here is my piece from Ancient Times


There is a cholera epidemic there?! I thought maybe it was an old article until I saw the dateline. Is this being covered outside of that area? A cholera outbreak in the 21st century is a sad reminder of how much work is yet to be done. As with your other articles, very well-written so thanks for sharing!

P.S. - "neighbour" is actually spelled "neighbor". :D
 

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There is a cholera epidemic there?! I thought maybe it was an old article until I saw the dateline. Is this being covered outside of that area? A cholera outbreak in the 21st century is a sad reminder of how much work is yet to be done. As with your other articles, very well-written so thanks for sharing!

P.S. - "neighbour" is actually spelled "neighbor". :D
Im sure Elizabeth is using the Queen's English due to her British heritage.
 

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There is a cholera epidemic there?! I thought maybe it was an old article until I saw the dateline. Is this being covered outside of that area? A cholera outbreak in the 21st century is a sad reminder of how much work is yet to be done. As with your other articles, very well-written so thanks for sharing!

P.S. - "neighbour" is actually spelled "neighbor". :D
Back in 2011
which was
well..

forever ago

I have not heard reports of Cholera coming from Haiti. They even did very well under COVID.
 
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