Integral Touristic and Urban Development Program of the Colonial City of Santo Domingo (IADB-DR-L1084)

  • Dominican Republic
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Specific Location
Santo Domingo
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Financial Institutions
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
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Project Status
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Voting Date
Dec 14, 2016
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Dominican Republic
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  • Infrastructure
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 90.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 90.00 million
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Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IADB website

Updated in EWS Jun 22, 2017

Disclosed by Bank May 27, 2016

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Project Description
The principal objective of the program is to revitalize the urban, economic, and cultural tourism aspects of the Colonial City of Santo Domingo (CCSD) by: (i) restoring public spaces and historical monuments, (ii) improving habitability for residents, (iii) developing local economies, and (iv) strengthening the management of the CCSD. The activities to be financed include consulting services, training, systems, equipment, and works. The program is classified as a category B operation, as it may cause localized adverse environmental and social impacts of short duration, for which effective mitigation measures are available. The potential risks and adverse social and environmental impacts are: (i) damage to the cultural heritage, (ii) temporary economic damage to businesses, (iii) complaints from the community, and (iv) an increase in social problems related to tourism, especially those that affect vulnerable groups.
Investment Description
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
This specific investment loan has a total cost of US$90 million, of which the IADB will finance 100% from its Ordinary Capital resources. Disbursements will be made over a period of six years, in keeping with the comprehensive and multisector nature of the intervention and the multiple actors participating in execution.
Contact Information
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