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Assistance Program has assisted 1,902,596 motorists

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The Road Protection and Assistance Program carried out by the Ministry of Public Works and Communications (MOPC) through the Military and Police Commission, is close to the extraordinary figure of 2 million assistance services to drivers in the incidents where their vehicles experienced some type of damage or malfunction during its dispatch.

From December 2012 to October 20, 2019, 1,902,596 incidents of service have been provided to citizens who travel on the many roads throughout the country.

Of the total, the highest number of assists has been due to mechanical failures occupying 47%, category assisted in the program’s operational period while the second largest category of assists is for tires with 31%.

The region of the North Zone is the most assisted with 37%, then the East Zone with 33% and the South Zone with 30%, during the first nine months of this year.

Of that figure, 47% of the drivers have been assisted for mechanical failures experienced by the vehicles during their journey on the different roads in the country.

During this time, 900, 414 were assisted for mechanical failures, 589, 827 with tires, 107, 082 drivers for safety, 11, 342 assists with cranes and 10, 399 with ambulances. While 36, 461 people were given assistance for accidents. 

Minister Ramón Pepín said he will continue to strengthen the Road Protection and Assistance Program that has served to provide support and safety on the roads.

The assistance to the drivers left on the roads and highways due to lack of fuel was 247, 971 vehicles served by the members of the Military and Police Commission of the MOPC directed by the ship’s captain Luis Manuel Feliz José.

This program has contributed to the reduction of criminal acts on the main roads, reduction of traffic accidents and that drivers feel safe and the delay to their destination is reduced due to mechanical problems on the roads.





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Civic group demands a fence along entire 388KM Haiti border

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Santo Domingo.- Civic and Social Front president, Isaías Ramos, on Fri. called on the population to demand the continuity of the perimeter fence along the entire 388-kilometer Dominican Republic-Haiti border.

Ramos said that it’s not difficult to traffic illegal aliens at the border, “where today there is abundance of chaos, disorder, anarchy and insecurity that affect our sovereignty, the security of our citizens and authorities.”

He said i’is not enough to build 50 or 60 km that will only move the illegal operation and make it a little more difficult.





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Dominican Republic’s military to monitor commuters

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Santo Domingo.- The Defense Ministry will expand the video surveillance system through real-time monitoring of the entire routes of the Metro and the Cable Car of Santo Domingo, (MIDE), according to an agreement signed with the Transport Reform Office (OPRET).

The agreement signed on October 30 stipulates that the objective is to facilitate “the interconnection of the Command Center, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence to the OPRET Video Management Systems, for real-time monitoring, in the different Metro and Cable Car lines.”

It adds that OPRET will provide the necessary access to Defense, which allows the connection to the systems, for real-time monitoring of the different lines of the Metro and Cable Car of Santo Domingo.

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All fuel prices remain unchanged

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Santo Domingo.- Fuel prices (in gallons) for the week from December 21 to 28 remain unchanged:

Premium gasoline RD$229.10.

Regular gasoline RD$214.20.

Regular diesel at RD$181.10.

Optimal diesel RD$193.80.

Avtur RD$144.30.

Kerosene RD$170.90.

Fuel oil RD$92.06.

Propane (LPG) RD$101.00.

Natural gas remains at RD$28.97 per cubic meter.





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