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The Dominican Republic's national water utility Inapa has signed an agreement with a consortium composed of Spain's Acciona Agua and Abi Karram-Morilla to launch work on a 3bn-peso (US$79.5mn) potable water pipeline in Peravia province.
Work involves repairing and expanding the province's existing mains pipeline, increasing its capacity to 1m3/s.
Water will be channeled from the Valdesia reservoir on the Nizao river through the Valdesia-Santo Domingo pipeline, benefiting 138,000 people in 24 sectors throughout the province, local daily Listin Diario reported Inapa executive director Mariano Germán as saying.
The project is expected to wrap up in 20 months, and is being financed by a loan from the Spanish government.