Uruguay will Open New Resorts-Casinos to Strengthen the Tourism Sector

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 Updated on 15/09/2020 às 8h49
Uruguay to Open New Casino Hotels to Strengthen the Tourism Sector
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The president of Uruguay, Luis Lacalle Pou, should launch the national project to strengthen the tourism sector with the construction of a hotel-casino “5 Stars” on the coast of the city of Rocha. According to SBC Notícias, the presidential pronouncement will take place on September 15th.

“We are the creators of the initiative, we have constantly insisted on this, we try to find the appropriate guidelines within the department. Rocha does not have a 5-star hotel infrastructure, ”said Deputy Alejo Umpiérrez in an interview with local media.

Even if the main information is only announced next week with the official announcement, the trend is that the project for the Rocha region is a property with a casino, about 150 luxury suites at a convention center.

Therefore, there is a forecast of works on the Andreoni channel aiming to reduce pollution directed at Laguna Merin, as well as actions to recover the local beaches. “It will be a‘ before and an after ’in the history of Rochester tourism,” explained Umpiérrez.

Government developed general plan for resumption

The initiative in Rocha will join the General Plan of the Government of Uruguay for the resumption of national and international tourism. Since the sector was one of the most impacted by the new coronavirus pandemic.

Therefore, the planning includes the construction of a hotel and casino in Atlântida. The intention is to make the city a “new Punta del Este”. According to the Minister of Tourism, Germán Cardoso to El Observador, the project “is very advanced”.

Also according to SBC Notícias, there is still the intention to promote the relaunch of the Carmelo Casino Hotel. Owned by the Uruguayan Ministry of Tourism, the project will tend to be tendered in the coming months.

“We will be able to attract a significant flow of foreign investments”, revealed the minister.

Impact of coronavirus in Uruguay

To date, Uruguay has registered 1759 confirmed cases of the disease with 1484 patients already cured and 45 deaths.