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Thread: For Those Living Santiago, A Question

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    This is really cool to see, hopefully it continues

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    I'm a US expat Colonel living here in Santiago about three years while my wife finishes her professorship at PUCMM. There is some serious cleaning going on that is very noticeable. Some parts of the city are still strewn with trash but improvements are occuring slowly to overcome bad habits of not having good civic control.

    They are also agressively repaving the roads. This is great, but adding three inches of new asphalt, altough esthetic, without raising the manhole and service accesses only leaves your car open to tear up the suspension - or worse, to weave in traffic and hit someone or be hit.

    Cheers from Santiago

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    I came back from Santiago last week. I was there 3 weeks and couldnt believe how much cleaner Santiago is. The streets were paved. Very nice to see. I hope the mayors work doesn't end there. Hes been tough but he has to be because people just want to do whatever. One thing missing are garbage cans and bins to put garbage in.

    Driving through the city at night with all streets lights fixed and turned on, including the tunnel underneath the Santiago entrance was very nice. Still missing manhole covers in a few places. They have been missing for years coming into the city from Licey. Very dangerous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SantiagoDR View Post
    Great improvement in trash collection
    and diario libre reports the opening of a recycling plant next to a vertedero rafey:
    https://www.diariolibre.com/medioamb...tios-EM7592226
    not only it's a big investment but also they will produce energy and they employed 50 of the former landfill "buzos" with full employment benefits.

    a great step for santiago.

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    Flbmac - what department does your wife work in?

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    I think what the mayor is doing here in Santiago is a shinning example of what is possible in this country. I lived in the capitol and Puerto Plata & Sosua before moving here and have never regretted my move to Santiago.

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