Medina tours western region; funds rice, avocado farms
Santo Domingo.- President Danilo Medina on Sunday visited western San Juan de la Maguana province where he ordered the reconstruction of the rice silos at Las Damas, which will benefit more than 400 rice growers and 500 families. He also announced funding for 4,000 avocado farmers at El Cercado.
Medina’s tour began in El Cercado, where he ordered funding for 80 farmers to plant avocados on 20 hectares.
He said as soon as soon the silos in San Juan start processing rice 400 farmers will receive funding through the state-owned Agro Bank for planting, harvesting and marketing.