The government of the Dominican Republic has announced that Bahia de las Aguilas, one of the world’s most pristine beaches, will be the subject of an investment of US1.5 billion by U.S. developers.
In a press conference last Thursday, the Presidencial Legal adviser Cesar Pina, and the ministers of the Environment Bautista Rojas, of tourism, Francisco Javier Garcia announced an ambitious project to develop the Southwest with Pedernales at its center.
Garcia said the studies in and around Bahia de las Aguilas started several months ago and took into account the sectors concerned with the environment.
“The south doesn’t have any other resources except natural ones,” the official said, but affirmed that Bahia de las Aguilas will be left totally intact.” He said.
He acknowledged that 42% of Pedernales territory are protected areas, which he also affirmed wouldn’t be touched by the development projects. “Bahia de las Aguilas will be totally protected, just as Isla Saona.” He concluded.