Economy August 13, 2018 | 12:45 am

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Land price gougers delay widening of busy highway


Santiago.-  Price gouging in the sale of the land bordering the Santiago-Navarrete-Puerto Plata highway (north) has become the main stumbling block to sustain the pace of the reconstruction work on the 44-kilometer road, said Public Works deputy minister Ramón Antonio Pepín affirmed Sun.

Responding to nagging complaints of the work’s prolonged delays and the perils posed by some road sections, Pepín said certain owners of adjacent land are asking “prohibitive prices,” trying to speculate with the urgency of solving the project’s legal aspect.

He added that the speculation with the land to try to force the State to buy above the established prices, has prevented the widening the road to four lanes from proceeding on schedule.

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