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Cross-mountain road gets a US$$350M kickoff

Santo Domingo Public Works Minister Gonzalo Castillo on Sunday said the Santiago-San Juan (north-south) road will be tendered next year, and revealed that all studies are being conducted to determine the best route for the work.

Although Castillo didn’t know if the work could start in 2013, the infrastructure has US$350 million allocated in the 2013 budget. Castillo called the route quite complex for the long distances involved, and because it would cross the country’s highest mountain range.

President Danilo Medina, quoted by, said the construction of the Santiago-San Juan road was a campaign promise he’ll keep and wants to “have the honor to inaugurate it.”

“And I said I would fulfill all my campaign commitments,” the head of state said, noting that the road would link two major regions and boost their development.  “It has been demanded for years.”

Source: DT

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