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Medina hands over 900-hectare agro project to 400 families

Duverge, Dominican Republic.- President Danilo Medina on Sunday handed over nearly 900 hectares to 400 families in El Espartillar, Duvergé (west), keeping a promise made in October, 2012.

The farming project which emerged from a surprise visit to the community features a modern irrigation system, to benefit hundreds of families displaced by lake Enriquillo´s flooding.

“Mr. President you have given us back faith and hope,” said Duvergé ranchers association president Dalvis Garcia, thanking Medina for benefiting them with a title.

Agrarian Institute (IAD) director Emilio Toribio said the project includes 101 livestock ranchers and 364 farmers to benefit 2,558 people and create around 900 jobs.

Source: DT

August 3, 2015

Category: DR News |

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