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Santo Domingo East.- The Government on Tuesday started construction of the housing project “La Nueva Barquita,” where inhabitants of the flood-prone slum of La Barquita –on the Ozama riverbank- will soon call home.

The new settlement will be higher ground at the La Javilla sector, in the town of Sabana Perdida, and includes 1,630 houses for more than 5,500 people, 90 storefronts, infrastructure, cultural, transport, security, economic and workshop development facilities, built at a cost of RD$4.0 billion.

President Danilo Medina headed the groundbreaking ceremony, accompanied by business leaders, government and city officials and La Barquita Commission director José Miguel González Cuadra, who said the first stage of 830 apartments will be finished within one year.

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4 comment(s)
Written by: DONT_BE_SILENT, 4 Dec 2013 11:14 AM
From: Dominican Republic, Yo Soy Luis Diaz
Congratulations to those people that are going to receive a good place to live and raise their children with dignity. Thank you Mr president for your vision and heart toward those less fortunate.
Written by: danny00, 4 Dec 2013 12:07 PM
From: United States, Rhodes scholar oxford university
Now it's going to be one "Wonderful Life" .....for them?.....hope he helps out the "Cave People?...and turns on the light bulbs in the rest of the Country.....throw in some real education for the kids and make some real Jobs for the people. ..,.....The Msgic Man can do it all.....Why?.... Because he's the "Magic Man".... at this rate it's not going to be a long time before the RD is like a Japan or Isreal?....where on our way look out world here we come.
Written by: IloveDR, 4 Dec 2013 1:58 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo
La Barquita must be entirely destroyed and rebuilt into a new and innovative area, then Santo Domingo will look like a first world city.
Written by: curios1, 4 Dec 2013 8:52 PM
From: United States, right where im standin
hope they have a forum
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