“The electricity problem will be just a sad memory starting in 2016″
LUPERON, PUERTOPLATA. President Danilo Medina said that by the end of his mandate in the year 2016, he would leave the electricity problem in the country resolved forever. He said that the investment by our government would be more than two billion dollars.
The President recognized that the energy problem is serious all over the country, and he pointed out that they are spending US$1.5 billion on electricity subsidies every year.
“We are trying to resolve this problem forever. When I leave the Presidency, I will have resolved the problem,” he stressed.
Medina added that “we are making an investment a two billion dollar investment in generation plants, which has never been done at this level to resolve the problem. I think that the energy problem by 2016 will be just a sad memory of the past.”
After approving a RD$16 million credit for the increase in the production of these items, the cattle farmers of Luperon asked for help from the President for the installation of an electricity sub-station for the area, which suffers from serious interruptions in the service and which was asked for from the executive vice-president of the Dominican Corporation of State-owned Electricity Enterprises (CDEEE), Ruben Jimenez Bichara.
The sub-station would carry electricity from Luperon to Imbert, with a transmission line that would extend to Villa Isabela, where the service barely reaches 40 volts, insufficient to maintain and develop farm production.
Medina approved RD$ 43.6 million for cattlemen and women producers from Puerto Plata and Jamao al Norte.
From Luperon, President Medina went to Jamao al Norte, in the province of Espaillat, where he met with female producers and with directors and members of the local Cattlemen’s Association.
For the Association of Entrepreneurial Women, the President approved financing for RD$18.6 million for the operation of three rabbit farms and on pig farm. At the same time the financing for the cattlemen from Espaillat was for RD$9.0 million. The Chief of State told them that they could count on the government to improve and expand their production.
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