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Investments imminent at Dominican Republic’s exotic Southwest

Pedernales, Dominican Republic.- At least 14 investment projects await the government’s green light to start construction in Pedernales (southwest), which boasts several small hotels and restaurants, including one in Las Cuevas de Cabo Rojo, the entry point to Bahia de las Aguilas and other offers.

Quoted by elcaribe.com.do, Pedernales Tourism Cluster vice president Cruz Adan Heredia said the investments would be along the coast from the town to Cabo Rojo.

The investments mean good news for a province that has struggled to launch its fledgling tourism despite unrivaled attractions including Bahia de Las Aguilas, Sierra de Bahoruco National Park and Beata and Alto Velo islands.

“Pedernales is immersed in a very serious problem such as the lack of jobs, but thank God people are interested in coming to know what the South is, which has plenty to offer the visitor and there are people who are willing to continue wagering on this,” says Santiago Rodriguez who owns the seafront restaurant Rancho Tipico Cueva de Las Aguilas.

“There are a number of facilities that aren’t here and should be. If we want tourism then we need to provide facilities. The first is to build roads. You see how it is to come here to Las Cuevas, for failing to fix five miserable kilometers of road,” he says.

“The other thing is that you sit here in Las Cuevas and want to have internet, but it’s not possible. I’ve always said that if we don’t have tourism and communication, then we have nothing at all. Here you see phone companies making announcements and fanfare, when in fact we have no coverage,” Rodriguez said.

Source: DT

Aug 5, 2016

Category: DR News |

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