The capital’s seaside highway to get a RD$300.0M rebuild
Santo Domingo.- At a cost of more than RD$300.0 million, government and city authorities began building the May 30 Promenade, spanning five miles of the seaside highway also known as the Malecon, from Lincoln to Luperon avenues.
Santo Domingo mayor Roberto Salcedo and Public Works minister Gonzalo Castillo headed the groundbreaking at the site of the execution of the dictator Rafael Trujillo (Monumento Heroes de 30 Mayo) for the work to provide recreation for residents and the rising number of tourists expected to visit Santo Domingo in the coming years.
The work includes the construction and reconstruction of sidewalks and gutters, storm drains and ample parking for dozens of vehicles.
Castillo said the work could end up costing less than RD$300 million because of the management mechanism he said will be used.
He said the work will also include a portion of the damaged southern coast, with retaining walls to counter the effect of the strong waves and hurricanes, street lighting, sidewalks and royal palm trees and other native varieties in the entire area.
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