Govt invests US$53mn in potable water, sanitation

- Thursday, March 24, 2011

Govt invests US$53mn in potable water, sanitation

The government of the Dominican Republic inaugurated three potable water projects as part of a 2.2bn-peso (US$53.3mn) investment in potable water and sanitation improvements, local daily Diario Libre reported.

A potable water pipeline and treatment plant was opened in northern Espaillat province, which cost a total 208mn pesos.

In Cayetano Germosén municipality, a sanitation network was inaugurated, while a potable water pipeline was opened in Gaspar Hernández. These projects cost a combined 208mn pesos, the report said.

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National water utility Inapa participated in the projects, which will benefit provinces Dajabón, Montecristi, Santiago Rodríguez and Hato Mayo.

In 2010, the Dominican Republic invested over 8bn pesos in potable water initiatives.