Santo Domingo.- Public Works minister Gonzalo Castillo on Thursday said the government will open dozens of works in the East, South and Cibao regions in the next few months, aimed at strengthen the country’s tourism and industrial and farm production.
He said president Danilo Medina will head ribbon cutting for the Eastern Road Circuit November 20, which includes the San Pedro and La Romana beltways and Atlantic Tourist Boulevard.
He said in the South the Ocoa road, to its crossing on the Southern highway; the bridge at Sabana Larga, the construction of the retaining wall at the Ocoa River, and its 4-kilometer channel will also be finished as well.
Castillo said the Santiago beltway, started on February 22, will be finished in 2014, in addition to other public works agreed with the Council for Development of Santiago. “We’re also working to widen the (Duarte) highway which enters Santiago to eight lanes.”
The official said he expects the 23-kilometer Haina port - Santo Domingo-Boca Chica beltway, which will also crosses the Duarte Highway, bo be finished in December 2014.
He added that the construction of the beltway aims to ease the traffic jams from the large number of vehicles forced to cross the capital which now lacks a bypass route.