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Puerto Plata senator urges repairs to Puerto Plata roads

Senator José Ignacio Paliza (Puerto Plata-PRM) urged the government pick up the pace to repair 14 bridges and roads providing access from Puerto Plata to Santiago and other northern region towns. Torrential rains that fell in October and November 2016 badly damaged the roads and bridges.

Paliza said the main highway that leads to Navarrete has collapsed. He also urged work begin on the Carretera Turística Gregorio Luperón that he says has completely disappeared.

Paliza said the state of the roads has affected the province’s connectivity with the rest of the Cibao, affecting the tourism and farming sectors. He said for years the roads had been in disrepair and the torrential rains caused these to collapse. Paliza said despite the government declaring a state of emergency for Puerto Plata, the public works have not yet been carried out and many towns are still without viable roads.

Source: DR1, DiarioLibre

Feb 2, 2017

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