Economy March 28, 2019 | 4:46 pm

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Northwest farmers get rains, ‘hope it holds’

Montecristi, Dominican Republic.-  The local irrigation canal board president on Thurs. said the recent rains have increased the water supply to the farms in various areas.

José Eugenio de la Rosa told Diario Libre that they hope the rains will continue to supply the water for banana, rice and other crops in the Northwest.

“Our members are receiving 100% of the water to irrigate bananas, rice and other farm goods, which we hope will hold,” de la Rosa said.

He added that in past months, hundreds of hectares both bananas and rice couldn’t be planted because of the lack of water.

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