Local September 9, 2015 | 9:12 am

Official: 9 more large dams needed for aqueducts, agro

Santo Domingo.- Ninelarge, 38 medium and 20 small dams need to be built to store enough water to supplyaqueducts and agriculture, dams and canals agency (INDRHI) director Olgo Fernandezproposed Monday.

He called it a comprehensiveplan to ensure water to the population even during droughts such as the currentone, which has already lasted three years.

Speaking at theCathedral after a mass to mark INDRHI´s 50th anniversary, the official said some300 irrigation works are being built to benefit around 150,000 farmers across thecountry. “Thanks to the state´s prudent management of the water during thedrought, the country hasn’t entered a situation of national calamity.”

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