After receiving certification by the Dominican Institute of Civil Aviation (IDAC), the Nisibon AirPark project, the first domestic aerodrome in the DR and the Caribbean, will begin operations before the end of 2023. The first stage includes the construction of the domestic terminal within a property of 23 million square meters, with an investment that will exceed US$9 million, initially generating more than 190 jobs, which aim to reach some 260 employees when it starts operating at full capacity in the next five years, preserving In addition, more than 50 existing jobs as a result of traditional agricultural activity in the area. The second stage will include a real estate project, an adventure park with 13 attractions, an aviators club and other activities related to the aeronautical sector with a total project investment of more than US25 million.
The operation certificate was delivered by the interim director general of IDAC, Héctor Porcella, to the president of Nisibon AirPark, Oscar Villanueva Sued, who was accompanied by businessmen Fernando Villanueva and Eduardo Read, president and member of the Viamar group council, among others . Also present were the Director of the Airport Department, Víctor Pichardo, and the Commander General of the Dominican Republic Air Force, Major General Carlos R. Febrillet.
The aeronautical components of the complex, together with the terminal and its hangars, will be complemented by a real estate development under the concept of villas with hangars or hangar-homes, where the owners can arrive and store their aircraft.
For his part, Oscar Villanueva, president of the project, assured that there is no aeronautical, tourist and real estate offer in the Caribbean region like the one offered by Nisibon AirPark. ¨We are very happy to receive this certification to continue raising the socio-economic development of the country, through new sources of formal employment, prioritizing the purchase of materials and supplies from local businesses, preserving existing jobs resulting from agricultural activity in area.
Porcella explained that the certification of the new aerodrome complied with all the requirements established in the Civil Aviation Law of the Dominican Republic No. 491-06, in a process that began in 2013. He affirmed that the aeronautical complex corresponds to the great moment that civil aviation is experiencing in the country as a result of the extraordinary boom in the national tourism industry.
The private capital project, belonging to Grupo Viamar, is located in the community of Las Lagunas de Nisibón, in Higüey, less than 50 kilometers from Punta Cana and is destined to become one of the main complementary attractions of the most famous tourist destination in the Caribbean region.