With the objective of boosting tourism and generating a benefit for the Salvadoran economy, the authorities of the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Public Works carried out yesterday the placement of the last pile of the new tourist dock in the Port of La Libertad.
This construction is part of one of the non-reimbursable cooperation projects with the People’s Republic of China. The Minister of Tourism, Morena Valdez, pointed out the importance of this initiative, which will give tourism in El Salvador an extra boost.
“We are completing the placement of column number 129 of the La Libertad tourist pier that we are going to have in the second half of this year thanks to the cooperation of China. It is important to say that it was achieved thanks to the efforts and leadership of President Nayib Bukele when he toured Asia in 2019,” the official explained.
“Last year, in September 2022, China also gave us the Sunset Park, which is number one of all the recreational parks of the Salvadoran Institute of Tourism, and we have no doubt that this tourist dock will be one of the favorites of national tourists as well as international ones,” he added.
This new pier has an entrance length of approximately 110 meters and has more than 100 piles. It also includes a platform about 30 meters long and 15 meters wide, a landscaped space, and commercial areas.
The Minister of Public Works, Romeo Rodríguez, explained that the construction consisted of an investment of $24 million and pointed out that this initiative will contribute to the generation of jobs in the country.
«Today the last pile was pushed as part of the construction process of this project. All this is thanks to the good relations between the government of El Salvador and the government of China. It is an investment of approximately $24 million, and new jobs are being created through this work,” said the minister.
The project is part of Surf City 1 and will be added to the Puerto de La Libertad Tourist Complex, which currently has Sunset Park among its main attractions, and the pier is expected to be completed in the second half of 2023.