Economy March 1, 2018 | 8:52 pm

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Official announces 2 new ports; in the south and southeast

Punta Catalina pier

Santo Domingo.-  Dominican Port Authority (Apordom) director Víctor Gómez Casanova on Thurs. said two new ports will start operations soon in Peravia (south) and San Pedro (southeast), which “strengthens which Dominican Republic’s leadership in harbors.”

He said the company Coastal Dominicana, of the Propagas Group, is building the La Cana port in San Pedro, at a cost of over US$100.0 million. “This terminal will be used to import fuels, and it will be one of the most modern in the country due to the type of technology that will be used for the entry of the vessels.”

“This port is already in the completion phase, it will be the number one port in terms of technology for the importation of petroleum derivatives. Only the issuance of the presidential decree is awaited to start operations, because it is 95% ready,” the official told he Corripio media group.

Gómez stressed that this terminal has special characteristics to develop the fuels market.

Punta Catalina

The other port is Punta Catalina, in Baní, and it’s part of the collateral works of the power plant of the same name, being built by the Government.

“That maritime station, destined mainly to receive the raw material that will be used to generate electricity from the thermoelectric plant, will have an area to accommodate other types of shipments.”

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