The U.S. pitches in US$6.0M to power the 911 emergency system
Santo Domingo.- The United States Embassy on Wednesday donated US$6.0 million in equipment to implement the integrated 911 emergency and safety system, including 200 surveillance cameras, a call operator unit, portable LED screens, a database system and transmission equipment.
Speaking in the National Palace, U.S. Embassy chief of staff Daniel Foote said Washington’s US$6.0 million aid package forms part of the total to be donated to place the 911 system into operation. “I want to emphasize that the U.S. is a minority partner in this project, which means a significant step to improve public safety.”
In addition to the equipment, the U.S. will provide technical training to Dominicans who’ll work in the system.
The diplomat added that the donation is part of the agreement signed on April 11, 2013, to implement the Caribbean Security Initiative and the war on drug trafficking.
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