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Santiago and Puerto Plata get 911 Emergency System services

The Presidency launched on 8 June 2017 the north division of the 911 Emergency Service. President Danilo Medina was in Santiago on 8 June to inaugurate the new headquarters for the operation. The service covers police, transit, medical and fire emergencies.

An estimated one million people resident in Santiago, Navarrete, Puerto Plata, Montellano, Sosúa, Luperón and Cabarete will be served 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.   The Santiago call center has 180 operators and 150 emergency dispatchers.

The Presidency says the northern division will render the same quality service people in Greater Santo Domingo, Haina, San Cristóbal and Nigua have received.

For the installation of the service, public health, police, Metropolitan Transport Authority, Ministry of Public Works and firemen government agencies received additional funding. Some 2,000 jobs have been created to provide the service.

Speaking at the inauguration, Minister of the Presidency Gustavo Montalvo said that the government plans to bring the service to other municipalities in the province of Santiago, and to the cities of Moca and La Vega, also in the Cibao. Montalvo said that in 2018, the service would be extended to Villa Altagracia, San Pedro de Macorís and Baní.

Source: DR1

June 10, 2017

Category: DR News |

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