2000 Travel News ArchiveTravel

Los Corbanitos to be developed privately

President Hipólito Mejía authorized that CORDE, the state corporations enterprise, through the Banco de Reservas, begin negotiations to transfer Playa Los Corbanitos beach area in Bahía de las Calderas to the Fundación para el Desarrollo Banilejo, a southwestern development foundation. The promoters of the idea hope to convert the beach property into a southwestern option for tourists. President Mejía announced his decision after meeting with Luís Manuel Tejeda, Mirope Peña and Luisín Mejía of the Fundación, the Bishop of the Diocese of Bani, Monsignor Freddy Bretón, and the governor of the province of Peravia, Nelson Camilo Landestoy. (11 December 2000)