Economy April 4, 2022 | 12:44 pm

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At last…Dominican border town gets hooked

Pedernales, Dominican Republic.- The administrator of the Dominican Electricity Transmission Company (ETED) announced that he will cease to be so after the construction of the transmission line that will connect it with the rest was completed two weeks ago.

An estimated 35,557 people live in the Pedernales border, which is one of the poorest provinces in the country.

These are supplied with electricity through their own generation by one of the agents in the sector, but there are homes that lack electricity or suffer continuous power cuts.

“When the transmission arrives, those plants (three) will be disconnected or will be there for any eventuality,” explained the administrator of the ETED, Martín Robles.

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Paul Tierney
April 4, 2022 1:35 pm

There is going to be a need of a new large plant at or near Pedernales in the near future to be able to grow and sustain the development of area for tourism and urban growth associated with this growth. The east tourist zone would not have grown as rapidly as it has without the private electric generation and distribution company of CEPM. The company’s capacity kept ahead of the area development. ETED will have to have the same spirit as CEPM to provide adequately for Pedernales.

Felix Arroyo
April 5, 2022 12:01 am
Reply to  Paul Tierney

Read Martinez’s comments below. We don’t want more people from the country next door! Balaguer knew that development in that area is a magnet for more illegal immigration!

Paul Tierney
April 5, 2022 10:25 am
Reply to  Felix Arroyo

What does the electricity supply have to do with the Haitians? They are not incorporated into the context of the article.

Alberto martinez
April 4, 2022 1:41 pm

We dont want haitians re locating here just to be clear, we know this border town is right next to Haiti so we dont want to see all the employees to be haitians because we will not tolerate it

Felix Arroyo
April 5, 2022 12:00 am

Electrification (and even potable water), sanitation, medical services, medicines, etc. They all lack in that small island!