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President Danilo Medina’s promises for 2016-2020

In his campaign promises, President Danilo Medina says he will work towards increasing the size of the middle class from 28.3% to 37.9% of the population, as reported in Diario Libre. Other commitments are:

Security: Expand the 911 system to the northern, eastern and southern regions of the country.

Digitalize the National Police archives. Introduce security perimeters in tourist destinations with reinforced monitoring. Install automated speed controls on highways. Build two new jails with maximum security. Equip shelters for victims of violence and their children, as well as for vulnerable teenagers.

Education: 100% of schools with extended school day. Training for 30,000 teachers. 40,000 scholarships for university studies. 10,000 international studies scholarships. 4,000 scholarships for school principals. Promote the certification of 100% of degrees in health and education. Provide 950,000 public school students and 79,500 teachers with computers. Computer literacy for 1,419,620 people nationwide.

Health: Reduce maternal mortality to at least 70 per 100,000 live births and child mortality to 18 per 1,000 children under the age of five. Neonatal mortality reduced from 24 to 14 per 1,000 live births. Design programs to reduce teenage pregnancies by 20%. Reduce dengue mortality below 2%. Affiliate 90% of the population to family health plans. Reduce premature mortality due to contagious diseases by 20%. Reduce cancer mortality by 20%. Reduce accident mortality by 25%. Reach 2,500 primary care centers.

Transport: Inaugurate the cable car transport system in Santo Domingo and continue expanding the metro network. Add 200 new buses to OMSA.

Economy: Achieve an economic growth rate of more than 5% a year. Achieve single digit inflation. Submit six laws for reforming credit access regulations.

Source: DR1, DiarioLibre

May 11, 2016

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