I like Abinader the best DR President, a man of his time.
Abinader realizes that the DR needs tax revenue to move forward and needs to cut corruption.
However on Sosua Beach the performance has been pathetic, in typical DR fashion completely incompetent.
Since last years high season things have only gotten worse, with many people having no desire to go to the area.
The existing problem of Cangrejo bridge since April is a major embarrassment to the DR government.
This is the major highway connecting North Shore communities.
The Montellano detour is well constructed for DR standards.
When the old Montellano bridge over the Riu Camu collapsed, it was re-build in about three months.
Because of this the detour is possible.
Ambulances because of height, Buses and heavy trucks have to use the detour.
The old bridge should remain open while the new one is being build on its side.
If during construction the bridge is closed, all traffic will have to use the detour.
It will be a desaster in Montellano, and life saving ambulances will face heavy delays with no way to pass on the detour.
Incompetence at its worst!
People can go to Sosua, Sosua Beach and Cabarete to make up their own minds as to the volume and vibrancy of tourism.
All this in the face of covid, Ukraine war, energy crisis and inflation.
A tall order for all world governments, with discretionary incomes shrinking.
The only cost effective 1-2 week vacation in the DR is in Punta Cana, Playa Dorada a very small player.
I don't see money pumped into POP, Sosua or Cabarete by cruise arrivals.
Maybe some shore excursions, but all else is better aboard and paid for.