SANTO DOMINGO.-President Luis Abinader issued a decree in which he provides to give continuity to the judicial process that seeks the nullity of the sale by the former Dominican Corporation of State Companies (Corde) to a private company of the lands where the populous sector Los Tres Brazos, from the Santo Domingo Este municipality.
The process was started in 2017 through decree 16-17 issued by then-President Danilo Medina, which was now ratified by President Abinader through decree 476-20, in the part concerning the liquidation of Corde and the prosecution of the nullity of the sale of the Los Tres Brazos land.
The current president only modified the first article so that from now on the Liquidation Commission of State Organs, created by Abinader, is in charge of the dissolution of Corde and follow-up on the judicial process that is underway.
The second article of the decree of President Abinader indicates that after the modification of the liquidation commission, everything else of the decree of Medina is ratified.
The reference provision cites that a commission appointed to investigate the sale of the Los Tres Brazos land to the company Inversiones Fernández Parache & Asociados, S.A. (Infepa) “concluded that the sale of the aforementioned parcels is contrary to the Constitution and the regulations applicable to that transaction, highly detrimental to the interest of the State from a financial point of view, deficient and irregular from a technical point of view- registry, as well as seriously questionable from the ethical point of view ”.
On December 14, 2016 EL DÍA surprised the country with the information that the Dominican Corporation of State Companies (Corde) had sold the land in the Los Tres Brazos sector, in the Santo Domingo Este municipality, for about 80 million pesos, although its market value was about two billion pesos.
The company Inversiones Fernández Paraché y Asociados (Infepa), through another company called Titulatec, was in charge of negotiating the properties that have been occupied by its inhabitants for more than three decades.
The families had to buy the land where their properties were from the private company Infepa, through Titulatec, in order to obtain property titles.
Corde sold to the private company, in a period of six months, a total of three plots inhabited by the “Los Tres Brazos” neighborhood, which emerged about 30 years before the real estate operation.
On February 25, 2010, parcel 153-A-1, with an area of 188,659 square meters, was sold for an amount of four million pesos; that same year, on April 13, plot 155, with an area of 115,148 square meters, was transferred for the same price as the previous one, RD $ 4 million; and on June 18, also in 2010, it sold to the same buyer, Infepa, plot 153-A-2, of 910,054 square meters for RD $ 72 million.
In total, the amount of square meters sold by the then head of Corde, Leoncio Almánzar Objío, was 1,213,861 meters for an amount of 80 million pesos.
Continuing the process, EL DÍA warned that part of the Los Tres Brazos land had been sold to Infepa at 21 and 34 pesos per square meter, while Titulatec intended to sell the metro between RD $ 2,000 and RD $ 5,000, according to residents of the neighborhood to the newspaper EL DÍA.
After the report presented by the commission appointed to investigate, the Government decided to cancel the sale of Los Tres Brazos and immediately began actions to transfer the properties for free, or at an affordable price, depending on the socio-economic condition of those who have lived. in that sector for many years.
On December 28, 2017, the Executive Power issued Decree 392-16, which ordered the immediate suspension of sale and resale, as well as the entire eviction process against the occupants of the land sold by Corde to the Titulatec company.
Committee asks to work delivers titles
Request. The coordinator of the Commitee to Fight for the Defense of the Three Arms, Milcíades Gerardo, asked President Luis Abinader to install an office in the community, so that the process of gathering information for the delivery of the titles to the residents of the Los Tres Brazos sector, in Santo Domingo Este.
A commission from the sector was received and they delivered the letter with their request to the assistant to the general director of Government Ethics, Milagros Ortiz, Edison Peña, and by the legal sub-consultant, Pedro Montilla.
Gerardo expressed his concern that “officials paid by Titulatec want to fish in a troubled river in this transition process, to try to seek impunity.”
Laura and Naseff
– The lawyers
From the beginning of the process, the Government hired lawyers Laura Acosta and Naseff Perdomo to carry out the litigation for the recovery of the Los Tres Brazos land to transfer them to the occupying families, as well as a possible criminal proceeding.
— El Día to eldia.com.do