The cultural value of Barahona, Montecristi and Puerto Plata will be highlighted during the celebration of a 4-day workshop, Pre-Sirchal-Icomos starting at 7pm today, 2 February at the headquarters of the College of Engineers, Architects and Surveyors (Codia) on Calle Padre Billini, in Santo Domingo’s Colonial City. The workshop, “Alternative Policies for Evaluating Cultural Heritage in Secondary Cities” is sponsored by UNESCO. It is being organized by the Dominican Tourism Competitiveness Consortium (CDCT) and the International Council on Monuments and Sites (Icomos). The three cities share an important architectural tradition of wood houses. Leo Orellana is facilitating the workshop.