Medina breaks ground for US$180M theme park in Punta Cana
PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic.- President Danilo Medina Thursday morning headed the groundbreaking for the “Extreme Park Punta Cana,” to be built at a cost of US$180.0 million.
Considered the biggest of its type in Latin America, the facility will include four main business areas, indoor and outdoor attractions, amphitheater, disco, and many other tcomplementary services.
Extreme Park Group president Salvador Ballestero pledged to help Medina bring 10 million tourists to the country per year, as promised during his race for the Palace.
Slated for inaugural in 2014, the project covers an area of more than one million square meters and Ballestero said it will create over 560 direct jobs.
He said the park will have the highest safety standards for such infrastructure.
“After studying several Caribbean destinations and analyzed each one’s potential and after the treatment and support by both the Tourism and Environment Ministries, and Civil Aviation, as well as private parties during the survey in Dominican Republic, it was decided that the Punta Cana and Bavaro tourism region is the perfect location for Extreme Park,” Ballestero said.
During the activity tourism business leaders and Tourism minister Francisco Javier Garcia hailed the project’s importance, noting that it will complement all foreign investments ??in this regopm and in other parts of the country.
Source: Dominican Today
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