Newly opened amphitheater and coastal park of La Puntilla (Puerto Plata) is being destroyed
PUERTO PLATA – Although it was inaugurated on July 15th, 2016 “with a big fanfare” by President Danilo Medina, the zone called “amphitheater” and the coastal park of La Puntilla on the boardwalk of Puerto Plata has been completely abandoned and left to the mercy of unscrupulous people.
For several weeks, dozens of citizens have been pointing out the reckless actions being done at the place – the circulation of motorcycles, pasolas, and bicycles that jeopardize the safety of people, but the authorities and the Ministry of Tourism are ignoring these facts.
It seems that the controversial and costly project with an original budget of 259 million pesos plus an additional investment that reached over 300 million pesos to construct the area of 877,000 square meters, with bleachers wood of 315 square meters with capacity for more than 4,000 people, has simply been left to fend and not taking into account the hefty financial investment it had on the Dominican State.
Similarly, the views of citizens are widely expressed through social networks. For example, a young Clara De Leon said: “Here everything is done and no authority’s monitoring the area … No respect and things are not valued.”
While the lawyer Christian Borbon said: “This is the work that costs so many millions … at least some security cameras should be in place”. Ruth Balbuena said: “So many millions invested and La Puntilla Seawall Puerto Plata is horribly disfigured”.
Citizen Luci Rijo said: “It is no secret that in our country it is common to invest people’s money and then leave the projects abandoned… that’s nothing new, and it is sad.”
Airin Tejada Valdez said: “… who would think to complete a work for presenting art/shows, then inaugurate it, but nothing’s happening after that … I think out of respect for themselves, before this is destroyed, submit a show for the people of Puerto Plata… at least to justify why it was built … it is a beautiful work but useless if you do not look after it” .
Source: Puerto Plata Digital
Aug 27, 2016
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