Pedernales, Dominican Republic.- President Danilo Medina on Wednesday announced several works to harness the southwestern province’s tourism potential, but noted that he first win the May 15 elections at all levels.
The president and reelection candidate said despite the favorable poll numbers, no one can claim victory, and reiterated his call to see out the votes "even under rocks."
Medina said he will need Congress’ support for his plans to develop the south region during the next four years, and asked sympathizers not to split their vote in any of the ballots.
He said several development projects are in the offing for Pedernales and the entire region, which can expect times of progress in the near future.
“Good things are coming to Pedernales," Medina said, and announced the construction of a seaside promenade, an area for ??fishermen, an aqueduct wastewater treatment plants, and the expansion of Cabo Rojo Airport, starting in the next two months.
Medina spoke at a rally to support the reelection bid of ruling PLD party senator Dionis Sanchez.
The President drew applause when he announced that the Cemento Andino cement plant will continue to operate in the area after mogul Pepin Corripio acquired it, remaining as the region’s main sources of jobs with more than 700.