RD$450 million in waterworks for Puerto Plata
The National Institute of Hydraulic Resources (INDRHI) announced the approval of 14 public works projects in municipalities of Puerto Plata affected by the flooding caused by torrential rains in October and November 2016. The public works are budgeted at over RD$450 million and the funds would be invested in Villa Isabela, Altamira, Luperón and Los Hidalgos municipalities.
Olgo Fernández, director of INDRHI, said that the government works would be:
Villa Isabela: RD$284,568,956.68. In Villa Isabela municipality gabions would be built to protect farms and towns from flooding waters of the Unijica, Gualetico and Jaiba rivers. Breakwaters would be installed at several points of the roads to protect from flooding in La Llanada. Other protections would be installed along three kilometers of the Encantamiento, Tiburcio and Los Muertos rivers and along sections of the Gran Diablo River.
Altamira: RD$74,443,676.10. Gabions would be installed alongside the Grande and Yeca rivers.
Luperón: RD$75,361,319.43. Protections would be installed to prevent flooding from Bajabonico River. The funds would also be used to repair the Belloso dike and the La Isabela irrigation system.
Los Hidalgos: RD$15,646,336.15. Installation of protections from flooding of the Cambero, Unijica and Cañada Grande rivers.
Source: DR1, Noticiassin
Jan 27, 2017
Category: DR News |