$48,284 million to strengthen tourism in the departments of Magdalena, Atlántico and Bolívar

$48,284 million to strengthen tourism in the departments of Magdalena, Atlántico and Bolívar
$48,284 million to strengthen tourism in the departments of Magdalena, Atlántico and Bolívar

The Department of Magdalena has been part of the million-dollar investments that during the National Government through the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism and Fontur have made in tourism development.

Of these investments in the order of 48,284 million pesos, the neighboring Departments of Atlántico and Bolívar have also participated, respectively.

As was known, these investments have been allocated to three types of projects: those to improve tourism infrastructure; competitiveness for the destinations and members of the chain and tourism promotion of the territories.

The Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, Germán Umaña Mendoza, highlighted that, “the Caribbean region is one of the most recognized tourist resources of Colombia, the country of beauty, and we want it to continue to be a preferred destination for national and international visitors. foreign. For this reason, from our Ministry and through Fontur, we advance investments and actions to improve infrastructure, promote the improvement of competitiveness and promote tourism promotion of destinations in the Colombian Caribbean.”

Investments to improve tourism infrastructure in the departments of Atlántico, Bolívar and Magdalena reach $28,761 million in three projects, among which the construction and installation of piers stands out to strengthen tourism in the regions, river connectivity and to improve access conditions for riverside populations.

In these three Caribbean departments, the construction of 29 piers is planned, out of a total of 88 contemplated for the entire national territory.

For the development of tourism competitiveness, 18 projects have been carried out with an investment of $6,495 million and in this case priority was given to strengthening tourism in territories of peace and updating Ecotourism Planning Plans (POE) for the socioeconomic use of seven protected natural areas of National Natural Parks.

In terms of tourism promotion of the territories, this has been strengthened in non-traditional destinations. The government appropriated an investment of $7,127 million for the execution of the strategy to strengthen cultural tourism in Santa Cruz de Mompox, in Bolívar, the promotion of other nature tourist destinations in Bolívar, as attractions for film development, among others.

The general manager of Fontur, Álvaro Balcázar, pointed out that “for the Government of Change, the Caribbean region is fundamental in the development of tourism in our country. That is the reason why we continue to strengthen the work with the territorial entities, to be able to carry out more projects that benefit the economic and tourist development of these departments.”

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