President Abinader in the Colonial City for renovation works events

President Luis Abinader, Tourism Minister David Collado, Culture Minister Milagros Germán, National District Mayor Carolina Mejía, and IDB representative Katharina Falkner–Olmedo met in the Colonial City to announce actions and programs within the US$90 million Colonial City renovation program (PIDTUCCSD).

The gathering marked the symbolic start to the rehabilitation works of 11 historic center streets. The program’s street project covers 4.7 kilometers, prioritizing improvements in eleven streets. These are: Las Damas, El Conde, Hostos, Luperón, Salomé Ureña, Duarte, 19 de Marzo, José Reyes, Las Mercedes, Arzobispo Nouel and Padre Billini. The wiring and cables in the area are being placed underground, and there are improvements in the water supply.

The Support to Micro and Small Businesses (PAM) and Turizoneando programs were also launched on 10 October. The actions are part of the the Comprehensive Program for the Tourist and Urban Development of the Colonial City of Santo Domingo (PIDTUCCSD).

The Support Micro and Small Businesses (PAM) seeks to promote the development and improvement of the supply of goods and services in the Colonial City, to contribute to the growth of tourism and local commerce, optimizing opportunities for micro and small businesses (SMEs).

SMEs that participate in the program receive a diagnosis of their business and recommendations for action plans, training and technical assistance in tourism, business and related areas.

In a press release, Tourism Minister David Collado states: “It is of high national and social interest to make our Colonial City a model in our country and in the region, in the tourist and cultural aspect, of which its residents and all Dominicans feel proud and for tourists it will be an unforgettable experience.”

The PIDTUCCSD is executed by the Ministry of Tourism (MITUR) through the Program Coordinating Unit (UCP), and in coordination with the Ministry of Culture (MINC) and the Mayor’s Office of the National District (ADN), to revitalize the Colonial City in its urban, economic and cultural tourism aspects. Architect Amin Abel Santos is the head of the UCP.

The PIDTUCCSD is executed within the framework of a US$90 million loan contract signed between the Dominican state and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

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11 October 2022