Abinader administration seeks builder for Amber Highway


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Feb 20, 2019

Environmentalists are concerned the new highway will affect vulnerable mountain areas. The Dominican government is backing a public-private alliance that calls for the construction of the US$400 million road to shorten travel distance by about half an hour to Puerto Plata from Santiago. The 32.7 km project would enable the distance to be carried out in half an hour. But environmental groups such as Soeci and Fundetrop claim it would harm the ecosystems of the mountainous area, as reported in BnAmericas.

The project has the backing of industrial and business groups in Santiago.

According to documents provided by the government’s PPP agency DGAPP, the highway is an initiative of APP Quisqueya SRL, a local company specialized in PPP infrastructure projects, and was delivered to DGAPP in November 2020. The proposal received the green light for construction in April 2021.


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