Sprawling slum in Dominican Republic to get a US$100.0M redo
Santo Domingo.- The head of the Committee in charge of rebuilding the sprawling slum La Barquita, Santo Domingo East, on Tuesday revealed that the project will cost RD$4.0 billion (US$97.6 million) and would be finished within two years.
José Miguel González Cuadra said construction of the houses will start in three months, while noting that the social aspect has been worked on for some time. “President Danilo Medina’s initiative isn’t only to give them homes, but also to transform La Barquita’s residents socially.”
Speaking in the National Palace, Gonzalez said urban planners from a company he didn’t identify submitted the winning design, and promised to provide more details in the future.
Among the companies which submitted tender offers figure Inconserca, Concremat, Tecnoamerica, and Sanchez y Curiel Construcciones.
The ambitious project aims to relocate at least 1,000 families living in the slum prone to flooding from the slightest swelling of the Ozama river.
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