The Dominican Republic's national water authority Indrhi is looking to build a dam on the Ánima river to ensure water availability for Santiago province, according to its executive director Frank Rodríguez.
The authority hopes to carry out the project under a public-private partnership (PPP), with the state financing some 51% and the remainder provided by the private sector, local paper El Día reported.
Dams are already managed under a PPP system in countries such as Brazil and Chile, said Rodríguez, adding that the scheme will ensure the dam is operated efficiently.
The dam would supply water to San José de las Matas and Moca, as well as controlling floods in several areas.
The project would also include a hydroelectric facility, the report said.