Indrhi eyes PPP for Ánima dam project

Friday, February 18, 2011

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.

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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.