The eastern part of the country has become a new destination for the installation of new investments, especially for Salvadorans living abroad. An example of this is the Eco Parque Finca Rauda project, located in the municipality of Alegría, in Usulutan, a project that has an investment of $3 million.
The tourism project is carried out by the Rauda brothers, two of whom reside in the United States, who commented that they decided to invest in the country due to the atmosphere of freedom generated by the security plans carried out by the government of President Nayib Bukele.
“This is a family project, it is an investment between three brothers, two of us living in the United States, who decided to return to the country to work and live here. We want to be part of the development of our country, we want to give it a better quality of life with decent work for our people,” said Milagro de Jesús Rauda.
“This is one of the best moments we are going through as a country. Crime is completely eradicating it. As Salvadorans, we feel confident in coming to invest without any fear,” added the only woman among three brothers.
For his part, the president of the Export and Investment Promotion Agency of El Salvador (Proesa), Salvador Gómez Góchez, affirmed that this type of project is part of the impulse that tourism has taken in the country, and that they will support investors until they finish the investment.
The Ecopark has four viewpoints with views from different angles of the eastern part of the country, 25 cabins, 15 food stalls, swimming pools, trails, playgrounds, canopy so that tourists can slide on ropes between the trees.
Currently, the project is 40% complete, and the park is expected to be completed in August 2023. However, the facilities are open to the public so that they can enjoy the 38 ecological blocks and the cool climate at 1,200 meters above sea level in the upper area of Usulutan.
On the other hand, the project generates 60 direct jobs, including construction workers and farm workers, as well as service personnel in the restaurant areas, among others.