Government contributes more than RD$ 99 million for municipalities and districts affected by Fiona
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The Administrative Minister of the Presidency, José Ignacio Paliza, reported this Wednesday that all the municipalities and municipal districts of the eight provinces declared in a state of emergency by Decree 537-22, after the passage of Hurricane Fiona, will receive a first contribution of 99.5 million pesos.
The announcement of the delivery of these special operating funds from the Presidency was made by President Luis Abinader on Tuesday during a tour of the affected areas of the province of La Altagracia.
Paliza expressed that this contribution, in addition to the initiatives launched by the Government to provide a timely response to the demarcations affected by the atmospheric phenomenon, will serve for the cleaning, recovery and citizen assistance of those demarcations.
“Fulfilling the word pledged by our president Luis Abinader yesterday during his visit to the municipality of Higüey, I want to confirm the authorization for all the municipalities and municipal districts of the eight provinces declared in a state of emergency by Decree 537-22 they can receive a first contribution for the cleaning, recovery and citizen assistance of those demarcations”, communicated the minister.
The Administrative Minister of the Presidency indicated that a total of 29 municipalities and 43 municipal districts will receive this contribution regardless of any differences and political connotations. “This effort will unite us and we will be able to move forward as a single body, overcoming the obstacles presented by Hurricane Fiona,” Paliza said.
The Executive Power issued decree 537-22, by which the necessary procedures for the assistance of the provinces most affected by Hurricane Fiona, such as La Altagracia, La Romana, El Seibo, Samaná, Hato Mayor, María Trinidad Sanchez, Duarte and Monte Plata.
In total, 21 State institutions were authorized to act immediately as a result of it, related to the provision of medicines, food, energy system, water supply and social assistance in general, education, among others.