Santo Domingo.- President Danilo Medina on Monday afternoon received in the National Palace the group of personalities who promote the construction of the cross-mountain (Cibao-Sur) highway, which according to the government, will save fuel, time, transport costs and create new jobs.
Medina said the 156-kilometer road will connect not only connect San Juan de la Maguana and Santiago provinces, but also link the South and North, “two regions that complement themselves."
"The design which we have made will include a tunnel, to affect the ecosystem as little as possible."
On Twitter, the Presidency said the road will allow the harmonious development of the peoples of those regions, spurring more trade in goods and services.
In the activity, Dominican consul in Haiti Ramon de la Rosa Mateo said "never before had such a united movement like this had been formed. The groundbreaking is about to take place,"
Also, quoted by the Presidency, Dominican Agribusiness Board president Osmar Benitez touted the benefits of the road’s construction. "The North’s productive poultry wealth which doesn’t exist in the South, needs the South to sustain itself.”
The business leader added that by communicating themselves is the only way that people develop.