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Exemptions for tourism projects

A coherent legal framework for supply diversification

In terms of public policy for the tourism sector, Dominican Republic has been consistent with its growth objectives since the 1970s. The virtues of the country for visitors’ enjoyment have been exploited to benefit a sustained and steady growth that led to creating more rooms and better hotels and tourist infrastructures. However, in the last 15 years, since the creation of the Law 158-01 on Tourism Development, the country’s tourism has begun to diversify; adding to the concept ‘all-inclusive’, which became known to the country in the world, different tourist facilities such as golf courses, theme parks, aquariums, convention centers and real estate tourist facilities as villas and apartments, among others. (more…)

Draft Organic Law on Land-use Planning

The growth of the Dominican population and its economic activities in recent decades have taken place inside a framework that lacks planning, organization and even an appropriate use of the country’s territory. As a result, land use has developed with complete disregard of our morphological conditions and urban growth, ignoring any potential climate and environmental vulnerabilities. (more…)