Fernández opens US$5.72mn pipelines in Sánchez Ramírez

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Dominican Republic's President Leonel Fernández has opened two new potable water pipelines in Sánchez Ramírez province.

The pipelines, budgeted at 216mn pesos (US$5.72mn), were financed by the national government, and work was carried out by national water utility Inapa, the presidential website reported.

The 116mn-peso Jima Abajo pipeline will channel water from the Jima river, benefiting 17,000 residents in communities Jima Arriba, San Bartolo, La Lometa, Los Cerros and La Frontera.

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The 99.8mn-peso La Cueva de Cevico pipeline will channel water from the Chacuey river, benefiting 10,168 people. The project includes a treatment plant with capacity to pump 30l/s.

With the launch of these works, the Fernández government has kicked off operations on 300 pipelines since taking office in 2004, spending some 50bn pesos in total.