San Cruz, Barahona. – With the purpose of continuing to strengthen the country’s tourist poles, the Minister of Tourism, David Collado, gave the first punch this Thursday to start the reconstruction work on the Riocito-Playa Saladilla access road, at a cost of more than 45 millions of pesos.
The project aims to adapt a road, from the Malecón de Barahona to the coast, in order to connect the center of the city with Saladilla Beach.
The intervention of the project also includes cleaning the road, construction of concrete gutters on the sides and three culverts, placement of asphalt concrete, road markings (horizontal and vertical).
Giving the main speech at the event, Collado said that these works are part of a broad program carried out by the Ministry of Tourism, through the Executing Committee for Infrastructures in Tourist Zones (CEIZTUR), to strengthen the different tourist destinations in the country.
“Today we are here, in Santa Cruz, Barahona, in days past we were in Bánica, Elías Piña, fulfilling our promise to turn every corner of the country into a desired and diversified tourist destination,” said the official.
He said that works like the ones that began in this town can make a difference and “more if they are old claims of the communities.”
“It is good that you know that we are doing everything to continue strengthening tourism in Barahona and I tell you that the final takeoff of this destination, the Pearl of the South, is just around the corner,” said Minister Collado
The activity was accompanied by the Minister of Tourism by the main municipal and provincial authorities, among which are the mayor of the main municipality of Barahona, Mictor Fernández; Brigadier General Minoru Matsunaga and the Vice Minister of Destination Management, Patricia Mejía, among others.
The Plan in the execution of this project includes the rehabilitation of the two-lane road that connects Saladilla Beach with Barahona, in a length of 2.02 km, and embankment to form longitudinal drainage.
In addition, the construction of a transversal drainage in the 3 points where the waters of the ravines flow, with 30” and 48” sewers.
The project, with design and planning by Mitur’s Executing Committee for Infrastructure in Tourist Zones (CEIZTUR), will cost RD$45,588,950.87.
On the beach
Saladilla Beach, has a natural barrier reef, making this a space of calm and shallow waters.
Its proximity to the city center makes it a tourist spot to be rescued and cared for, as it is a point of great tourist confluence in the area.
This beach has a spectacular view of the Loma del Curro and the Punta de la Sierra Martin García; complementing this a beautiful natural setting. One of the greatest riches in the area, with potential for tourism and ecotourism development in the entire Region.