President Abinader in Santiago: monorail pilot plan, action plan for tobacco industry, boost to city governments

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President Abinader told the people of Santiago that his government so far sees monorail technology the best solution to mass transport in Santiago, the country’s second largest city. He said studies are still being carried out. There is talk of going ahead with an eight-kilometer north-south monorail and seeing how it goes.



Furthermore, during his visit to Santiago, President Abinader handed RD$134 million to provincial mayors for public works. The media pointed out that the mayor of Santiago city, Abel Martínez (PLD-Santiago) was not present. He tweeted that he was not invited.



President Abinader was in Santiago with the president of the Senate, Eduardo Estrella (Dominicanos por el Cambio-Santiago), Vice President Raquel Peña and cabinet ministers.



During the tobacco industry meetings, Minister of Industry & Commerce Victor (Ito) Bisono presented...

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Luperon

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Are they talking about the monorail to sti airport? It's about time the taxi unions stopped holding progress hostage.
 

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For a president who said he will be a president for everyone, the repeated activities in Santiago without inviting Abel is discouraging. Bad blood, maybe?

Then again, don't be surprised if Abel is his opponent in the next presidential election
 

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For a president who said he will be a president for everyone, the repeated activities in Santiago without inviting Abel is discouraging. Bad blood, maybe?

Then again, don't be surprised if Abel is his opponent in the next presidential election

Sort of odd not to invite Abel. I would like to hear Abinader's explanation as to why.
 

Caonabo

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The article I read said Abel skipped the lunch. That implies he was invited and didn't want to go.

With the popularity of Abel, and his positive contributions to the city of Santiago, this is a pretty important storyline for this new federal administration. I hope it is not brushed under the table.