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Puerto Plata – Navarrete highway repair works are carried out but lack quality

PUERTO PLATA.- Dozens of citizens have warned that the repair and refurbishment of the Puerto Plata-Navarrete highway, which is being carried out by the Ministry of Public Works and Communications (MOPC), is being carried out without any planning and in a hurry, for that reason this work lacks quality.

The weights of the citizens on the reconstruction and refurbishment of the road, is that the asphalt is supposedly being applied on top of an unprinted surface with mud and ripples, which with a downpour would have an adverse effect, so they demand that the work must be supervised by an engineer having quality criteria.

When giving an opinion, the lawyer Nolberto Batista Cruz says that a tour must be made along the highway, so that they can observe the type of work being done which is not of good quality since the paving asphalt they throw is without deep tuning and full of mud, mainly in the space of walks on both sides of the road and the places where the ground originally sinks when it rains, they just fill it in and pass a roller without wetting it, so later the paving will return to the original condition “.

Other citizens are indignant and criticize that there has been no supervision of the works executed by the Dominican State at a cost of 68 million dollars and are carried out by three companies that divided the work in three sections of the road to execute it in the shortest possible time.

According to the head of the Cabinet of the Ministry of Public Works, Ramón Antonio Pepín, on instructions from Gonzalo Castillo, the evaluations of works were made in November 2016, and they would continue the reconstruction works of the Puerto Plata-Navarrete highway, but not the extension to four lanes as promised.

Source: Puerto Plata Digital

Feb 23, 2017

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