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Driving distance is now less from Veron to Bavaro

President Luis Abinader and Tourism Minister David Collado were in the Punta Cana area on Sunday, 12 December 2021 to inaugurate the Veron-Bavaro beltway, a RD$499 million investment. The road will facilitate transportation of truck traffic to Higuey, alleviating traffic on the Oscar de la Renta highway to Punta Cana.

The construction of the road had been started in the past Medina administration and was continued by the new Abinader government.

The road is 9.26 kilometers long and runs from El Guateque in Verón to the central Boulevard del Este in Bávaro. It has two sections: the first with a length of 1,760 meters, and designed for a speed of 45km per hour; the second section is 7,480 meters long. The road has 4 lanes of 3.50 meters each, central island and is designed for a speed of 60 km per hour. The entire road is also signposted.

The bypass cuts up to 60 minutes to the Veron-Bavaro commute, especially for people who work daily in the Punta Cana beach hotel sector. It cuts the distance by 5 kilometers.

The government highlights that the Verón-Bávaro beltway will allow continuing with the development of the urban and tourist plan of the area, avoiding the suburbanization of the surroundings. Hheavy vehicles now take less time from Higüey.

President Abinader spoke of the time savings and the streamlining of transportation that translate into improvements in the quality of life of the resort employees that every day commute to Higuey. Thousands of employees who work in the resorts of Punta Cana live in Veron and Higuey and make the daily commute.

President Abinader stressed the importance of the tourism industry. “When tourists arrive, all the productive chains of the country move and this must be protected, because by improving the economy, jobs are created to reduce poverty,” he said.

During his speech, Tourism Minister David Collado highlighted the importance of the ring road for the strengthening of tourism development in the province of La Altagracia, an area that receives most of the tourists visiting the Dominican Republic. “This work is the greatest evidence of the effort made every day by President Luis Abinader to ensure the full recovery of tourism. An industry that generates more than 500,000 direct jobs,” Collado highlighted. He said the road improves the mobility in the area and has a direct impact on the residents.

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Ministry of Tourism

14 December 2021