At the moment the company has invested $12 million to build 17 commercial units that can withstand a category 4 and 5 hurricane, and parking.
Royal Caribbean Cruise will invest more than $20 million in the second phase to build more commercial units, a restaurant with a view of the sea, a second parking lot, food court and hotel.
In a three period (from 2007 to 2009, the company will have made a total investment of approximately $40 million.
With an investment of $70 million, the construction of the Carnival’s cruise terminal on the island of Roatán is 80% complete.
The developers of Carnival’s pier hope to finish the Project by September.
According to Laprensahn.com, “The Project–which covers 75,000 square feet, includes a commercial area being built to quality specifications that enable it to withstand earthquakes and hurricanes-was visited by international representatives of the cruise industry that have been on the island since the weekend with the purpose of attending the meeting of the Federation of Cruise Lines of the Caribbean and Florida, FCCA.
The first phase of the remodeling ended with the construction of three buildings for first-class commercial establishments.
Elheraldo.com reports: "Despite the global financial crisis, this company is betting on the second phase of the Puerto de Cruceros renovation project which involves the investment of an additional $30 million.
Some 200 ships will arrive in Roatan on a yearly basis, once the new cruise ship dock starts operating in October 2009.
The liberal congressman for the Bay Islands Department, Jerry Hinds, said that once it is inaugurated it will provide services to cruise ship companies throughout the entire year, and should bring around 200 ships with tourist to Roatan per year.
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