The Minister of Public Works, Deligne Ascención, reaffirmed here that President Luis Abinader has selected the Samaná province as one of the strategic poles of national development, for which this Ministry develops and has in folder the construction of important infrastructure works.
He said that through different initiatives and projects implemented by the various institutions of the Central Government, "from Public Works we are working to turn this geographical area into one of the main areas of progress of the Dominican Republic".
Ascención made these statements while speaking at the ceremony led by the Vice President of the Republic, Raquel Peña, in which the Government inaugurated the Pablo Antonio Paulino hospital, in the municipality of Las Terrenas, built by the Ministry of Public Works and Communications (MOPC).
According to the press release, among the works to be developed are the widening of the entrance to the city of Samaná, whose works are progressing at an accelerated pace, several bridges, repair of several roads from the head municipality to the different municipalities, those giving access to the beaches and the one that communicates from the Nagua crossroads to Samaná, neighborhood roads, sidewalks and curbs, as well as the paving of streets and curbs of municipalities and municipal districts.
Minister Ascención made an inspection visit to the works being carried out on the bridge under construction over the Limon River, in the municipal district of the same name, and called for a meeting this Tuesday with the contractors of the work, which will link several communities in Samaná province.
He also made a stop at the entrance to Samaná, where the MOPC is carrying out works for its expansion and remodeling.
As for the Pablo Antonio Paulino municipal hospital, inaugurated this Saturday, Ascención described it as modern, and detailed that it was built at a cost of over RD$426 million, and that it was built on a land area of 9,500 square meters.