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IDB US$29.7M aims to tidy up the Colonial Zone’s infrastructure

Santo Domingo. – The Tourism Ministry unveiled Tuesday the first phase of the Colonial City Tourism Development Program, which at a cost of US$29.7 million aims to redesign the power, plumbing and communications systems, among other improvements along the Isabela and Meriño streets and sections of their perpendicular thoroughfares.

Maribel Villalona, ??who coordinates the Tourism Ministry’s program, said given the Colonial Zone’s high historical and cultural value, careful planning has been done with experts, and with funding from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

The official said the work will be done on south-to-north sections, starting with Isabela and Meriño streets from the Billini to the Portes and will last around six to eight weeks.

She said the details of the Environmental, Social Mitigation and Archaeological Plan are being hammered out to reduce the impact of construction on the community and on visitors. “Once a section is finished we’ll continue with the next on the north to gradually cover all sections included in this phase, always on the main streets Meriño and Isabela.”

Source: DT

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