At the end of his inauguration day on the weekend, combined with other activities, President Luis Abinader put into service a multipurpose facility and a headquarters of the Vocational School of the Armed Forces in this province.
With these two inaugurations, the president left a total of nine works in service during his tour of Santiago, Santiago Rodríguez and Pedernales.
After more than 16 years of waiting, the head of state inaugurated the renovation of the municipal multi-use facility that will serve for the recreation of young people.
There, the Minister of Sports, Francisco Camacho, expressed the satisfaction he feels when delivering this work and informed that eight fields from different communities in the province have been rescued and props were delivered to the athletes.
An Armed Forces Vocational School was also inaugurated to continue promoting vocational technical education as a fundamental tool to overcome poverty and exclusion.
*Delivery 200 title deeds*
Contributing to the development of Pedernales, the President delivered 200 property titles out of a total of 385 for the province and stressed that the government’s main objective is to guarantee the necessary conditions so that all citizens of this country can develop a full life, with equal opportunities and with hope for the future.
While the director of the UTECT, Mérido Torres, announced that on January 12, the fourth chamber of the Land Court of the Original Jurisdiction issued a sentence that provides that litigation that affects a portion of land will be resolved by the parties involved and the Titling Executing Technical Unit, which will allow the titling processes of many projects that are on hold to continue.
First university in Pedernales
Likewise, the President gave the first blow for the construction of an extension of the Technological Catholic University of Barahora (UCATEBA) in Pedernales, which will also be the first university in this province.
The rector of UCATEBA, Reverend Father Marco Antonio Pérez, stated that he will be an ally of the tourism development project for Pedernales and the entire Enriquillo region, with the commitment to train and train human resources in accordance with the demand of the labor market.
Subsequently, the first shovel was given for the construction of a community improvement center.
Meets with various sectors
The president also held a lunch with young university students and entrepreneurs from the province where he talked and listened to their concerns. He also met with the representatives of the Federation of Centers for Mothers of Pedernales, whom he urged to present a budget that covers their needs to channel them through the various government institutions.
During his tour in Cabo Rojo, he visited the lot where the Hyatt hotel will be built and the nursery that is being developed to protect endemic species, with a capacity for 40,000 plants. Those that cannot be moved will be integrated into the landscaping of the buildings.
He also visited the wastewater treatment plant that will be produced in the tourist complex and that will operate with state-of-the-art technology to remove up to 90% of its polluting load, allowing it to be reused to irrigate green areas and golf courses.
Works in Santiago and Santiago Rodríguez
During Friday and Saturday, the president headed and attended the inauguration of seven other works, beginning in Santiago with the Juan Veras-Higo de Agua-Palo Alto highway with an investment of more than RD$251 million, as well as various electrical works with a investment of RD$66 million.
Later, he attended the inauguration of the expansion of the Impresora del Yaque production plant, which will improve its capacity to supply the agro-industrial sector and increase its export volume. These investments total US$4,500,000.00.
While in Santiago Rodríguez it delivered a new CAIPI in Monción to serve 250 boys and girls; the Mi Vivienda housing project with 80 apartments that will benefit more than 200 Dominicans in a vulnerable situation; a Nursing Home in San Ignacio de Sabaneta for 30 people, will benefit more than 70 indirectly and which had an investment of more than RD$40 million; and finally, he inaugurated the Pilot Chapel for the Mao-Montecristi Diocese in the municipality of Cercadillo.
The president was accompanied by the first lady, Raquel Arbaje; the ministers of the Presidency, Joel Santos; of Youth, Rafael Feliz; the Vice Minister of Social and Community Management, Juan Garrigó; the director of the National Cadastre, Héctor Mirambeaux; the governors, from Pedernales, Altagracia Brea De González; from Barahona, Genara González; the mayor for Pedernales, Andrés Emilio Jiménez; the director of the General Directorate of Public and Private Alliances; Sigmund Freund, and the Deputy, Héctor Feliz.