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The Dominican Republic's President Leonel Fernández is opening a package of potable water projects nationwide worth a combined 1.03bn pesos (US$26.8mn).
On Tuesday, Fernández opened the Villa Altagracia potable water pipeline in San Cristóbal province and Peravia province's Cañafistol pipeline, which also underwent expansion work and repairs.
The president also officially opened the repaired Hatillo and Yerba Buena potable water pipelines in Hato Mayor province.
Work were carried out by national potable water and drainage authority Inapa at a total cost of 204mn pesos.
Later this month, Fernández will open potable water supply networks in Oviedo and Pedernales municipalities, in Pedernales province. Work involved overhauling and expanding the networks at a cost of over 168mn pesos.
In December, Fernández will open the Loma de Cabrera potable water pipeline in Dajabón province, budgeted at 190mn pesos.
And in January, the government will open water projects in municipalities Santiago, Montecristi, Valverde and Dajabón, worth a combined 464mn pesos.
The entire package of projects is slated to benefit some 302,591 people.