President Louis Abinader led this Friday, together with the Minister of Tourism, David Colladothe launch of the Central Unit for Tourist Procedures.
According to a press release sent by the Presidency, this initiative will streamline investment processes in this sector, “a cross-cutting pillar for the Dominican economy.”
The head of state stressed that it has been a campaign promise and his political career, the fight against the bureaucratization of processes and the institution of a more efficient and transparent service culture.
In this sense, he said that they are working so that the citizen portal is enabled next September, where everything can be integrated and the single window of each institution is created, unifying 157 government procedures.
With this window and the new platform, the Central Unit for Tourist Proceduresthe president assured that the Ministry of Tourism may approve all permits required by a project by the public administration.
“We do nothing to make this process very expeditious and efficient if it has to go to the other ministries and last a long time,” he concluded.
Central Unit for Tourist Procedures
It is a digital platform that connects the State institutions linked to the approval processes of projects and licenses in the tourism sector, reducing time and giving the user supervisory control over all its processes.
This translates into the efficiency of procedures between investors and the administration.
In addition, it promotes the institutional transformation of the government, making it more agile and closer to users.
While the Minister of Tourism, David Colladohighlighted that this project is part of the transformation and support to the entire sector, to the allies that every day bet on the Dominican Republic as a destination and work in favor of the development of tourism.
“An efficient administration is one that puts the citizen and the investor at the center. Working hand in hand is not sitting in the same place, it is that we are all part and can influence the result, and that is what we do today”, highlighted the Minister of Tourism.
The user will manage their projects and requirements under the same profile, send data and make payments digitally, be able to verify each stage and have constant feedback and communication with the ministry areas without having to move from one place to another.