The Dominican Republican will start the construction of a 230-mile fence along the country’s border with Haiti which will start this year.
The Dominican Republic President Luis Abinader during the 117th independence anniversary from Haiti was to resolve the “serious problems of illegal immigration, drug trafficking and the illicit trade” along the border.
Abinader also said that the construction will be completed in two years.
“In a period of two years, we want to put an end to the serious problems of illegal immigration, drug trafficking, and the movement of stolen vehicles,” he said in an address to Congress.
The Dominican Republic has constructed “some stretches” of fencing along the border.
The country’s population is about 11 million and an estimated number of 500,000 Haitian migrants are living in the country and many of them are living illegally.
The government had agreed to help Haiti provide documents for their identity for the citizens living in the Dominican territory.
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