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The Dominican Republic's President Leonel Fernández opened potable water pipelines and sanitation networks worth a combined 761mn pesos (US$20mn) in the first half of 2011, the presidential website reported.
Work on was carried out by national water utility Inapa. The projects are expected to benefit 120,300 people in provinces Espaillat, La Romana, Hato Mayor, La Vega and Sánchez Ramírez.
Projects included the 129mn-peso Cayetano Germosén drainage network and the Batey Ginebra-Veragua multiple potable water pipeline worth 209mn pesos, both in Espaillat province.
Others include the Guaymate sewerage network in La Romana and the Sabana de la Mar potable water pipeline in Hato Mayor, budgeted at 335mn pesos, and finally two new potable water pipelines in Sánchez Ramírez province worth a combined 216mn pesos.