Fernandez breaks ground for US$65.0M Carnival cruise terminal
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. – President Leonel Fernandez and Carnival Cruises Corporation vice president David Candib headed the groundbreaking for a modern cruise terminal, to be built at a cost of US$65.0 million.
In the keynote speech, Tourism minister Francisco Javier Garcia said the port to be built at Maimon Bay will create around 800 direct jobs and will be concluded in the first months of 2014.
He said the facility is expected to receive around 250,000 cruise passengers every year, and in his view will significantly contribute to Puerto Plata’s economic development and its residents’ well-being.
The future terminal will give Puerto Plata’s tourism industry a much needed boost, Garthe official said, adding that it will consolidate the tourism infrastructure nationwide.
Source: Dominican Today
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