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Santo Domingo.- An association of attorneys on Friday filed for an injunction to halt the Government’s call for tender to build the controversial cross-mountain road Cibao-Sur, which president Danilo Medina vowed to conclude before he leaves office in 2016.

The Institute of Lawyers for the Protection of the Environment (Insaproma) filed the request before the Superior Administrative Court (TSA), and seek the suspension of the tender, which in theif view violates environmental laws and several articles of the Constitution.

Representing the organization, the attorneys Euren Cuevas, Maritza Reinoso and William Alcántara asked the TSA to annul the call for tenders, noting that only Congress can modify the boundaries of the J. Armando Bermudez, José del Carmen Ramirez and Manolo Tavares Justo national parks, which they assure will be jeopardized by the roadwork.

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Written by: rokete, 14 Feb 2014 12:51 PM
From: Dominican Republic, (((( DEPORT THE HAITIANS, BUILD THE BORDER WALL !! ))))

Some people will do anything to be in the news.

If it helps the economy,

and no considerable damage is done to the environment,

the let it rip !!!!!!!
Written by: generoso, 14 Feb 2014 1:15 PM
From: Dominican Republic, +Sorry, No Habla Stupid+
The lawyer cartel is just looking for tokens, or quid pro quo's for their support. Old and tired methodology to bully for favors.
Whatever men build across nature, will disrupt the environment, in some form or another. Then we should live like the amish, with horse driven carriages.
Let the roads be built!
Written by: Ricardolito, 14 Feb 2014 1:57 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Zona Colonial
one very long tunnelllllllllll
Written by: benforpeace, 14 Feb 2014 2:07 PM
From: United States,
I'm as much of an environmentalist as anyone (well I like to think so anyway) but what good is a beautiful park if no people can view or enjoy it :) This road will make travel so much easier for many, both locals, tourists and businesses, and should be built. For those who wish to explore and get even closer to nature the old road through Valle Nueva is still an option. Build it!
Written by: Atabey, 14 Feb 2014 2:34 PM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back--





Written by: benforpeace,


This road will make travel so much easier for many, both locals, tourists and businesses, and should be built. For those who wish to explore and get even closer to nature the old road through Valle Nueva is still an option. Build it!"




Agree 100% .




Written by: BASTA, 14 Feb 2014 5:57 PM
From: Dominican Republic, =Ghetto/Legalize Drugs/Free abortions for all Never Confuse Education with Intelligence
Dominicans! Go back to trashing SD instead. What losers
Written by: josean, 14 Feb 2014 7:01 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016

Google:

Por Arroyo Cano, carretera Cibao-Sur, alternativa menos costosa, y más rápida



Via Arroyo Cano, road Cibao-Sur , alternative, less expensive and faster


Now who is against a shorter route that safes time and money?





Written by: benforpeace, 14 Feb 2014 8:42 PM
From: United States,
Thanks for the link Josean. It certainly appears there are some good alternatives that should also be discussed.
Written by: josean, 14 Feb 2014 8:48 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016


You're quite welcome I'm sure.

Written by: CadeJ, 15 Feb 2014 6:55 AM
From: Dominican Republic, Altamira
The country has a great natural resource in the cordillera central and it would be a shame to damage it with a hastily constructed road. If there are other ways to connect the NE and SE that have less impact on the forest - especially the highest elevations where the most unique habitats are found, then I am with SOECI that the road should not be built.
Written by: Atabey, 16 Feb 2014 11:49 AM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back--


A long Tunnel may be too costly, Ricardo.

And given that the road system will need to carry heavy loads, probably several túneles will need to be built.

On this subject I'm with any of the options, even joseanus' !

Just build it !


Written by: josean, 16 Feb 2014 12:14 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016



Between your Puerto Rican wife and me we will finally slap some sense into you!


Written by: generoso, 16 Feb 2014 12:29 PM
From: Dominican Republic, +Sorry, No Habla Stupid+

Atabey

joseanus sometimes rises from his habitual tunnel vision, and usually mediocre and repetitive whines, and has a flash of brilliance.
Written by: josean, 16 Feb 2014 12:42 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016



They same can be said of You, although less and less frequently lately.



Written by: kered, 16 Feb 2014 7:46 PM
From: Dominican Republic
All such roads cause some enviromental changes, tho generally minor, but open up an area now inaccessible to all but the hardiest of hikers. This is just another Greenpeace style complaint.

To compare, look at the new Santiago bypass, due to open this week ... after a decade or so of indolence, till Danilo finally got it moving 24/7. Amazing to see the daily changes as I drive by

Roll on Danilo, he is doing wonderful things for the DR in many areas, maybe the most important being education
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