President Abinader kicks off the Iberostar and Hyatt hotels

After spending two days in this southern town of Pedernales and receiving support from its residents in support of development initiatives in the region, President Luis Abinader started work on the construction of the first two hotels that will form part of the Pedernales-Cabo Rojo Tourism Development Project, under the supervision of the Pro-Pedernales Trust and the General Directorate of Public-Private Partnerships (DGAPP), currently directed by Sigmund Freund.

The award for the construction of these hotels is in charge of the consortium Therrestra-Estel and Cocaro Development, forming part of the Trust and contemplating an investment of US$240 million.

During the opening ceremony, President Abinader explained that an investment of US$240 million is estimated for the construction of these first two hotels and that between the two complexes 1,100 rooms will be added, which will represent more jobs for the country and for Dominicans, more growth and better opportunities.

The head of state called on all sectors to join the development of Pedernales, throwing back the criticism and emphasizing that with this development comes the origin of the family, regardless of whether it is his government that has started it.

“For a serious and honest ruler, the word pledged with his people to promote real and tangible change, with concrete projects and fulfilled promises is, without a doubt, the reason that moves me and my Government in the task of managing this country. day by day,” the president said.

environmental permit

President Abinader took the opportunity to announce that the Pedernales-Cabo Rojo Tourism Development Plan already has the environmental license for the construction and operation of the project, which was issued by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources.

Similarly, he reported that Cabo Rojo-Pedernales is the only tourism development plan with a Tourist Load Capacity Study and with a Socio-environmental Management Guidelines Manual for construction works and with an environmental management instruction for construction companies. .

The works

The Minister of the Presidency, Joel Santos Echavarría, recalled that the Pedernales-Cabo Rojo Development Plan contemplates works with estimated investments of some US$2.245 billion over the next 10 years, including nine hotels, an international airport , a shopping center, an aqueduct, a wastewater treatment plant and an electrical transmission system; hydrosanitary works, highways such as Enriquillo-Pedernales, internal roads in Cabo Rojo.

Freund: It will transform the South

The director of Public-Private Alliances, Sigmund Freund, assured that the Plan will transform the territories of the South region and the entire country, boosting productivity through tourism, industry and commerce, as well as the demand for academic and specialized training, agricultural production, enterprises and the work of MiPymes, local and interprovincial transport and the presence of the banking and financial sector.

“There is no doubt that this is the great commitment of the Government of change, supported by the private sector represented here with businessmen, hoteliers, developers and national and international investors to offer the true protagonists of this new story, the inhabitants of the South, the opportunities who waited for so long,” he proclaimed.


$240 million

The executive director of the General Directorate of Public Private Partnerships (DGAPP), Sigmund Freund, highlighted that the construction has an approximate value of US$240 million, providing some 1,100 rooms and nearly 2,200 jobs in its construction phase.


The Minister of the Presidency, Joel Santos Echavarría, said that the Pedernales-Cabo Rojo Development Plan contemplates works with investments of some US$2.245 billion over the next 10 years.

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