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Groups oppose US$8.4M Samana cruise port deal, Diariolibre reports

SAMANA, Dominican Republic.- Business and union leaders, politicians and other sectors question the agreement between the Dominican Port Authority (Apordom) and the group TEMARSAM, which plans to build Samana’s cruise terminal, citing a lack of transparency, reports.

It said the members of the Chamber of Deputies Contracts Committee visited the province to hear those who oppose the contract, which they affirm doesn’t benefit the population.

“We don’t oppose the construction of an adequate cruise port for tourists to come, because that increases the region’s economic development. What we oppose is that they want to come to the dictate guidelines on us, and try to keep the largest source of profits that belongs to all Samana residents,” said Samuel Reyes, head of pro-government PRSC party in that province.

Deputies investigate

The outlet reports that Subcommittee chair Ruben Maldonado, who visited Samana to hear the population’s views, promised to meet with Port Authority executives to discuss the 30-year contract

The 2-phase project, at an announced cost of US$8.4 million, will be built on 57,000 square meters at Tiro al Blanco, on the west side of the city of Samana.

Source: DT

Category: DR News |

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