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Abinader calls Dominicans not to visit Haiti due to crime wave

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The President of the Dominican Republic, Luis Abinader, calls Dominicans to refrain from visiting Haiti due to the wave of violence and crime that affects the neighboring country.

“We have been talking with the international community to ensure that there is a security accompaniment to the Haitian force and in the meantime we have reinforced security at the border”, said the president in a meeting with the neighborhood councils of Santo Domingo Este.

Abinader referred to this issue when answering questions from the press about the case of two drivers who have been kidnapped in that country since the beginning of October.

He said that he has warned the Dominicans that they should not go to Haiti and that they are monitoring the place so that those who are there can return safely.

He mentioned that the companies in which the drivers work have not communicated with the Government, but rather that the dialogue has taken place through diplomatic channels.


In the event, President Luis Abinader announced works in Santo Domingo East that will entail an investment of about 20 billion pesos.

One of these projects is the renovation of the Malecón of this municipality, which will be carried out with an investment of 550 million pesos in conjunction with the Ministry of Tourism, an entity that presented the objectives of the plan yesterday.

The Minister of Tourism, David Collado, said that the boardwalk of this municipality seeks to be the symbol of the country’s boardwalks, with a length of 4.3 square kilometers and 400 parking spaces will be added for visitors.

The government hopes to give the first piezo of this work in December and the intervention to be carried out on Avenida España will go from the military base to the exit on Avenida Las Américas.

Abinader reported that within this intervention the first Scape Park in Santo Domingo will be located.

The boardwalk is in the bidding process and this year it will be awarded so that it will be completely ready in 18 months.

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