Bulletin of the Pan American Union Volume 26, No. 2

Bulletin of the Pan American Union Volume 26, No. 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...country, the Minister states that there are at present under process of construction four lines which will connect with the coast important centers of production that up to the present day have not been exploited on account of the lack of transportation facilities. One of these lines, which is being built by the Government and will soon be completed, is the railroad from Santiago de los Caballeros to Moca, and its trains are operated as far as the town of Pefia, near the latter city; this line connects with the Dominican Central Railroad, and it will give great facilities to the exportation of the products of Moca and Salcedo, important cacao regions. The Government is also building the railroad that will connect the port of La Romana with the city of Seybo, the workof construction on which was commenced in January, 1907; this line, according to the report, will give a great impulse and stimulus to the production of cacao in the Seybo region, converting it into the principal center of the cacao production of the country. At present, the Province of Seybo, without communication facilities and distant from a port, has more than 2,000,000 cacao trees in state of production. The other two lines referred to are being constructed by virtue of concessions obtained from the Government; one of them will connect the capital with the city of San Cristobal, with a branch line to the copper mines of San Francisco, and the other will unite the port of Barahona with the town of San Juan. In regard to agriculture, the principal native source of wealth, the Minister makes several recommendations concerning its promotion and development, such as the establishment of new communication facilities throughout the Republic and the demarcation of public lands...show more

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  • Paperback | 346 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 617g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236876148
  • 9781236876140