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CEMEX to build concrete road at Dominican tourism region

The work, which will require an estimated volume of 35,000 cubic meters of concrete, reflects the Dominican Government’s commitment, to obtain the greatest benefit for the country through the rational and efficient use of State funds

Santo Domingo..- The State Works Engineers Supervisory Office (OISOE) awarded CEMEX the reconstruction of the highway of Luperon, Puerto Plata, a 28.3-kilometer road that will be now be built in concrete with the most modern technologies.

CEMEX’s designation came after a call for tenders held by the OISOE, under the criterion of high efficiency in public infrastructure by making rational use of State funds.

The company will carry out the work starting June after being declared winner of the national call for tenders LPN-002-2013, held by the OISOE, under the criterion of high efficiency in public infrastructure by making rational use of State resources.

According to the Director of OISOE, Eng. Miguel Pimentel Kareh, “the work is a mandate from president Danilo Medina and is designed under the concept of Territorial Organization, which aims to give this region a top level road infrastructure that will allow the economic development of the populations of Puerto Plata and Luperón.”

The road will have an important impact on tourism, since it will facilitate the movement of local and foreign tourists attracted by the North Coast and also links the new cruise ship port now being built in the zone.

The cost per kilometer is considered outstanding, which is less than the prevailing average in road construction with asphalt. “In addition to durability this concrete road has the advantage that it will not require periodic investments on repairs, reconstruction, or replacement; and those savings can be used for the development of other works of crucial importance, in line with the philosophy of the President of the Republic to use public funds efficiently.”

“The OISOE takes the leadership and breaks a paradigm in the country by using the world’s latest technology in road infrastructure, offering great advantages such as comfort, safety, visibility, fuel savings and environmental impact as well as its durability. This global trend has been driven in large part by CEMEX, world leader in concrete pavement which Dominican Republic joins today,” said Mr. Carlos Emilio Gonzalez, President of CEMEX in the country and global leader of the infrastructure business initiative.

“We expect this milestone to mark the beginning of many other world class roads for the country,” Gonzalez added, and thanked the opportunity and trust in CEMEX to carry out the work, “which reflects President Medina’s and the OISOE’s commitment, to obtain the greatest benefit for the nation through initiatives that represent real development and improve the quality of life of the Dominican people.”

The construction of the road will also include building ditches, gutters and bridges, all based on cutting-edge technology.

Concrete-surfaced roads and streets reflect five times more light than asphalt, which reduces the use of street lighting up to 37% and translates into significant savings in energy consumption. It also provides greater road safety for citizens.

Road solutions in concrete

With more than 10 years of experience in infrastructure works, CEMEX has successfully completed several concrete-paved projects nationwide, standing out among them streets, sidewalks, curbs and gutters in the municipalities of Consuelo and Quisqueya, San Pedro de Macorís. Also a span of the Gustavo Mejía Ricart Av. (between Dr. Defilló and Bohechio streets) in Santo Domingo, the paving of the roads of Las Colinas del Viento housing project, the prison at La Romana and many other important works located in various parts of the country.

At the international level CEMEX is a global provider of construction solutions and materials, with a vast experience in the field that has converted it into a global leader in paving solutions with hundreds of projects such as streets, roads and highways; lanes for buses and industrial flooring in countries such as Mexico, United States, Nicaragua, Colombia, Croatia, Germany, Egypt, Philippines, United Kingdom, Spain, among others.

Source: DT

Category: DR News |

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