I may have missed something over the last few months, but I only noticed that there were plans to construct an underground transport system for Santo Domingo when people started mentioning the controversial appointment of Diandino Pena to oversee this project.
From the BBC News website
As an environmentalist I am a strong supporter of promoting effective public transport, so a Metro system for Santo Domingo is - on paper - a good idea.Diandino Pena, an ex-public works secretary, is appointed to head a subway construction project.
My questions are: is this the right time to be starting this when there are so many more urgent problems that need large amounts of cash?
On a more cynical note, is this destined to be yet another white elephant that makes a lot of money for people in government and their cronies the contractors, but does not end up benefiting the population?