The Governing Board of the Cartagena Port of Cultures and the consortium's Board of Directors met this morning in the council room of the Town Hall.
The Governing Board has been chaired by the Mayor Pilar Barreiro, and the Minister of Tourism, Pedro Alberto Cruz, who is the first time attending the meeting in Puerto de Culturas in his capacity as Minister of Tourism.
According to the Minister, the figures Puerto de Culturas yields this year are magnificent.
So far, there have been 235,000 visitors, a figure that exceeded, in the absence of three months, which were recorded last year.
Of these visitors, 45% are Spanish, 32% foreign and 23% are from the Region of Murcia.
This makes the Port of Cultures "is the paradigm of cultural tourism and we must take note to extrapolate to other parts of the region, he said.
For the mayor, these data show that the city project that was ten years ago is on track and bearing fruit.
Barreiro has said are becoming the economic and recreational resources in economic resources of the first magnitude, opening a new avenue for the municipality.
We have made a significant investment of resources in economic, artistic, cultural, and we want a reference.
We intend that every tourist who comes here brings five more, and this is possible because it has made a significant investment and obeys to a clear and defined.
For next year, the museological of the first part of the deposits of the windlass, and the Roman Amphitheater Foundation, which in 2009 will receive two million euros to strengthen the hand of the bull ring that will remain in place, projects will Puerto de Culturas will receive a further boost.
In fact, the amphitheater project will be presented in the next edition of the ARCO.
To all this must be added the opening of the Museum of Modern Art (Muram) next April, with an exhibition of Gonzalez Moreno.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena