Congressional Edition Volume 6059

Congressional Edition Volume 6059

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...all of this year's crop is being shipped thereto, and the value of the crop when marketed there will amount to $7,680,000, which represents about 60 per cent of the $12,500,000 estimated to be invested in the 6 sugar properties at Macoris. It is said that the present high price of sugar is due to the partial failure of the European sugar-beet crop. The climate, rain precipitation, and soil of the southeastern section of the Dominican Republic are said to make that section the best in the world for the cultivation of sugar cane and the production of raw sugar. The owners of the properties at Macoris are now installing more modern machinery in their mills, not only to increase the output but to decrease the cost of production. The 6 estates in that district are owned by stock companies incorporated in the United States, although some of the largest stockholders do not reside therein. TRADE OPPORTUNITIES. A favorable opportunity for trade is offered to American manufacturers of concrete and concrete-mixing machinery by a recent enactment of the Dominican National Congress which favors an extended use of reenforced concrete by reducing the duty on cement from 78 cents per barrel to 10 cents per 220 pounds, and the duty on structural iron and steel to $1 per 220 pounds. In view of this important change in this schedule, there should be a large increase in the importations of these products. RAILWAY CONCESSIONS AND PUBLIC WORKS. Recent issues of the "Registro Oficial" contain the following Presidential decrees: A decree authorizing contracts with Mr. Mauricio Blaise, acting on behalf of the "Compafiia Francesa de Ferrocarriles de Ecuador," for the construction of branch lines of the Bahia de Caraquez-Quito Railway, viz, (1) from Calceta...
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  • Paperback | 420 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 22mm | 744g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236599845
  • 9781236599841