The Puerto Plata Amphitheater has been privatized by Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort
PUERTO PLATA.- Like a “gunpowder trail”, the news has spread among the citizens of Puerto Plata that the amphitheater built at millions cost by the Dominican State in La Puntilla on the Malecon, is already privatized and will be exclusively ceded to the hotel chain to perform their artistic activities.
The information was confirmed by the hotel manager, Daniel Ferrá, Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort chain, who assured that talks are held between the Lifestyle Group, the Ministry of Tourism, and the municipal authorities of Puerto Plata, to carry out in the Amphitheater, the already traditional annual concert performed by this company.
Ferrá said that this show is performed with artists of national and international recognition, as well as the weekly realization of the famous “Welcome Party” carried out by the hotel complex every week for the enjoyment of thousands of people. On the day of the inauguration the Tourism Minister said that the hotel chain was going to rent the area for various activities.
These statements “have stirred the Puerto Plata population” to the point that a group of communicators who has been strongly criticizing the Ministry of Tourism (MITUR) who have neglected to privatize this work ” In half size “that cost the Dominican State the sum of 400 million pesos, under the agreement of the Executing Committee of Infrastructures in Tourist Zones (CEIZTUR) and executed by the Constructor Kuky Silverio Industrial.
The amphitheater’s construction work began on February 5, 2014 and it “was inaugurated by President Danilo Medina” on July 15, 2016, no doubt this rained the criticism, since in the opinion of the vast majority of citizens, “this was not a priority for Puerto Plata” because of the lack of four-lane highway, the health system, among other issues that have been requested for decades from the authorities.
Source: Puerto Plata Digital
Jan 31, 2017
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