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Dominican Republic: Dominican port rebuild pits China, US

Santo Domingo.- United States Navy engineers will supervise the reconstruction of Manzanillo port in Montecristi (northwest), which in effect closes the possibilities of its being concessioned to Chinese investors.

The United States had made it known to the Dominican Republic of its concern that China could have control of that port facility, located just 650 miles from Florida.

The participation of the US military in the project was revealed yesterday during a meeting of the US Army Corps of Engineers with President Luis Abinader.

The Presidency Press Office said Abinader held a working meeting with the United States Army Corps of Engineers, to thank them for “their help, advice and contributions in the implementation of this ambitious project.”

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