Border fencing felled by TS Laura allows easier flow of illegal crossings

Dolores

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The government has announced the reconstruction of the fence of the border with Haiti near Pedernales. Tropical Storm Laura brought torrential rains that undercut the fence and damaged its footing, leaving many wide gaps. The media reports that as a result, there has been an increase in the flow of illegal crossings.



Late last week, a team of high ranking military officers in the Dominican army toured the border area to see for themselves the damage to the fence. Major General Julio Florian Perez said solving the immigration control problem is a priority of the administration. Nearly five kilometers of fencing was seriously affected by the rains from Tropical Storm Laura this September. The army is looking at the fastest way to resolve the issue that has made it easier for illegal crossing from Haiti.



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johne

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If they need any help in rebuilding that fence I know someone who has used a team of experts to develop, at a cost of millions of dollars, the right kind of fencing that does not wash away with a tropical storm. Also included in the package deal is a list of suppliers and building instructions.
 

Caonabo

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Hopefully we can award the commitment to RD domestic contractors, and not grant these public works to Brazilian or Chinese constructors. For RD, by RD. 🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴
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