Economy July 16, 2018 | 12:07 pm

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Medina announces US$140.0M agro-forestry projects for SW

Pedernales needs more investment fast.

Pedernales, Dominican Republic.- President Danilo Medina on Sun. said the province will be included in the Government’s several agro-forestry projects that cost RD$7.0  billion (US$140.0 million), which he affirms will benefit farmers and the population.

“I am in an extensive reforestation program, which includes fruit trees, coffee, avocado and lumber trees. They are projects financed by the State. We are working on approximately 40,000 hectaresand an investment of 7 billion pesos; What I am going to propose to the team that is here, to the IAD, to the FEDA, to Agriculture, is to include Pedernales in that project,” Medina said during his surprise visit to the southwestern province.

“What I want is for the leaders to come on Wednesday, and they agree so as to take the entire land that has to be replanted and produce.”

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