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The government of Puerto Rico has earmarked US$65mn for infrastructure and development projects in municipalities Las Marías and Maricao.
Under the initiative, US$3.77mn is being used to repave highways, US$7.78mn to connect 204 households to water utility AAA's service, and US$5.38mn to modernize the Eva y Patricia Custodio school in Las Marías.
Additional funds will be used to supply a recycling truck for local residents.
"We're investing in the best infrastructure to provide the people of Las Marías with better highways, clean water, transformed schools, and better access to recycling, among other things," governor Luis Fortuño said in a statement.
In Maricao, US$2.08mn is being used to repave local highways and US$4.07mn has been earmarked for school modernization projects.