Economy January 24, 2015 | 11:48 am

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President allocates RD$70 million to mitigate drought effects in Bani

Santo Domingo.– President Danilo Medina on Friday announced the allocation of RD$70 million to mitigate the drought affecting producers in Peravia province, who during the last six months have being asking for millions of pesos to deal with lack of water.

Medina’s decision took place at the end of a meeting held at the National Palace with farmers, ranchers, agricultural officials, the water sector, and Peravia’s Governor and Senator.

Agriculture minister Angel Estevez said the president discussed the situation and agreed to build wells and rehabilitate the Marcos A. Cabral and Juan Caballero channels, as well as clearing out the weeds, building damaged gates and leakage correction.

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