Economy October 12, 2018 | 8:33 am

Medina flips the switch on controversial power plant

Santo Domingo.- President Danilo Medina on Thurs. headed the first test run on the steam boiler of a generator of the Punta Catalina coal-fired power plant, “a sovereign triumph of the Dominican Republic that will significantly improve the energy service.”

The media were not invited to the activity at the 752-megawatt facility located in southern Peravia province.

Punta Catalina has been mired in scandal from the start of the call for tenders, with cost overruns as high as US$1.2 billion.

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