Fernández opens potable water pipelines in Santiago Rodríguez, Montecristi

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The Dominican Republic's President Leonel Fernández has inaugurated two potable water pipelines worth 387mn pesos (US$10.2mn) in Santiago Rodríguez and Montecristi provinces, the presidential website reported.

A 184mn-peso pipeline, built by state water utility Inapa, was opened in Santiago Rodríguez, while the 203mn-peso Línea Noroeste pipeline extension, connecting an additional 15 communities to the potable water system, was opened in Montecristi.

The pipelines will benefit some 49,467 people in the two provinces.

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The initiatives bring investment in water and sanitation projects under Fernández's government so far this year to 1.15bn pesos.