Cost to manage longest river basin: US$13.3M
Santiago.- President Danilo Medina on July 8, 2018, approved the Presidential Commission’s proposal to manage the Yaque del Norte River Basin (CRYN), at a cost of RD$664.5 million (US$13.3 million).
When asked about the works being carried out, Plan Sierra vice president and of CRYN director, Inmaculada Adames said that it’s necessary to know in detail the plan to manage Yaque del Norte’s middle basin, which began with executive order 57-18.
“We cannot speak of a massive and rapid intervention of a basin, because we are talking about a lot of time and resources, but we will continue advancing in the same measure that the financing and the empowerment of the actors is achieved,” Adames told Listín Diario, accompanied by Cibao Ecológic Society (Soeci) director, Luis Polanco.
The country’s largest water source of over 300 kilometers is born in the Cordillera Central, at an altitude of 2,580 meters above sea level.
It supplies water to two of the country’s biggest cities: Moca and Sangiao.