Above: the national paving plan in process (Photo: CIG)
By the Caribbean Journal staff
Continuing the country’s nationwide infrastructure push, the Dominican Republic is investing $20.6 million in a National Asphalt Plan to remake its roads.
The plan, which was launched in November, is now working its way through the Monsenor Nouel province, where it is being run by the Ministry of Public Works and Communications.
In recent weeks, the government and President Leonel Fernandez have unveiled a series of completed and soon-to-be launched infrastructure projects, from the $100 million road from Constanza to Jarabacoa to a new mountain highway project set to begin in April.
According to the government, the plan has fulfilled several objectives — raising property values near the roads, improving quality of life and improving health, the latter due to the new roads’ not accumulating mud and water.