Puerto Plata’s Malecon celebrated its 45 years
PUERTO PLATA – On September 8th, 2016 it’s been 45 years since in 1971 the then president of the Republic, Dr. Joaquin Balaguer, inaugurated the “Malecon” (boardwalk) of Puerto Plata, which now extends to the length of 3 kilometers.
This work built by the Dominican government in honor of General Gregorio Luperon, was in charge of the company run by engineer Polibio Diaz. During the inauguration a deployment of military troops displayed low level flights and acrobatics of aircraft that wowed the gaze of thousands of citizens under the leadership of General Juan Forch Pérez who served at that time as Chief of Staff of the Dominican Air Force.
The construction of the boardwalk in Puerto Plata was a project that began 99 years ago. The idea of building this boardwalk around the city beach belonged to Ricardo Limardo (Don Bubul) and Jorge Curiel, who pushed the initiative in 1917.
Following the start of the construction work, the government of Balaguer ordered the eviction of hundreds of families in the sectors of Los Castillitos, Lombichito, Tukhailan and Pie del Fuerte, and the extension and the beginning of the majority of blocks from the central part of Puerto Plata in the direction from north to south, so with the evicted, the new sectors were created such as South Hills (the Nest), Mirador sur, Padre Las Casas, Villa Progreso, Geneva Arzeno.
It is notable that from the moment of its opening, the pier of Puerto Plata has offered along its entire length a magnificent panorama of the Atlantic Ocean, appreciating its marine rocks, reefs, the white sand, the sea air, in addition to its dense coastal vegetation consisting of almond, coconut palms and sea grape, which are accompanied by statues that are part of historical tourism such as the effigies of Neptune, the psalmist David and the equestrian of General Gregorio Luperon defined as “the First Sword Restoration “.
Source: Puerto Plata Digital
Sep 9, 2016
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