Economy March 14, 2019 | 3:41 pm

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Relentless drought threatens May’s rice planting season

Santiago.- The planting of rice that should take place next May in fields irrigated at the Yaque del Norte river’s middle and lower basins is threatened by the prolonged drought parching the Dominican Republic.

Nonetheless, according to dams and canals agency (INDRHI) regional director Marino Abreu, the harvest of the grain planted several months ago is guaranteed.

“As we had stated, we are supplying the water needed to achieve a 60 percent harvest of what was planted in the upper area of the Yaque del Norte.”

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