President Luis Abinader gave the first blow this Thursday to begin construction work on the dock for cruise ships in this province.
Accompanied by the Executive Director of the Dominican Ports Authority (APORDOM), Jean Luis Rodrguez, the Head of State expressed that this terminal is an achievement of the philosophy that “a little goes a long way, and we can do it.”
Stating that Barahona has enormous potential in tourism, he noted, “It must be highlighted when there are honest officials, like the director of APORDOM.”
“We need to work on the organization of the destination and the safety of our tourists. Together, we can help this province make a qualitative leap. For this reason, we must be aware of these projects so that the transformation can arrive in the south,” Abinader said.
CONSTRUCTION OF OPPORTUNITIES
For his part, the head of APORDOM explained that these docks No. 1 and No. 2, designed for cargo and inactive, can accommodate large cruise ships. Up to two boats at the same time disembarked thousands of cruise passengers.
“Today we begin not only the rehabilitation and expansion of these docks but also the building of opportunity, future, and growth for the entire province. “I bid farewell with the satisfaction of fulfilling our duties and tasks that President Luis Abinader entrusted to us and that our people deserve,” he said.
Rodrguez said that the rehabilitation and expansion of these port facilities, with a budget of around RD$ 150 million, will bring progress for the entire “Pearl of the South” with the creation of hundreds of jobs and economic growth through the arrival of more tourists in the Dominican Republic.
The current infrastructure of Barahona Docks 1 and 2 consists of an inactive loading port, the reinforced concrete dock of which is 205.20 m long and 10.75 m wide, on 49 heads, 2.8 m apart, and in 44 heads, 4 45 cm piles x 45 cm, and in 5 heads at the end, 6 square reinforced concrete posts.
The dock can accommodate ships up to 330 meters long. The platform has two mooring positions: East and west, Consisting of a platform that leads from land to sea.