Posted On 27 Jun 2017
The construction of a modern tourist complex on the pier of Las Palmas resort could affect the operation of the Port Authority of Esmeraldas (APE).
The project, which would cost USD 250 million, will be built on 31 hectares and would take two years. The project – in charge of Flopec (Ecuadorian Oil Fleet) including financing – contemplates the complex, a five-star hotel, a water park, restaurants and a shopping area to enhance the tourist activity of the coastal town.
The implementation of the project has not yet begun, due to the change of government and the redesign of the plans, as proposed by APE and the Municipality, to not to affect the port activity.
That is why Diana Guzman, Director of Tourism of the Municipality of Esmeraldas, points out that it is not yet possible to talk about the scope of the project because there are still no definitive plans explaining its benefits for tourism development. The construction of the project would generate 3 000 direct jobs over two years. (I)