At a time when the country is suffering a wave of blackouts, attributed by the authorities to the shortage of coal at the Punta Catalina power plant, President Luis Abinader acknowledged that it is a challenge for the Government to increase the supply of electricity, a goal for which it is working.
This is the way the president expressed it after informing yesterday that the demand in the electric sector has surpassed 3,100 megawatts, defining this as a historical record. Although the head of state considered this growth as good news, he also described it as bad, after pointing out that this behavior demonstrates a great economic activity, but at the same time, it is a great challenge for the authorities.
“The national electricity system surpassed 3,100 megawatts of demand, which is a historical record. It is good because it shows a great economic activity, but it also leads us to many challenges that we have to meet because the demand has been growing and the supply must also grow to the same extent, but that is why we are the Government and that is why we are planning so that the supply also grows in step with the demand”, said the President during the opening ceremony of a new industrial plant of the company Metaldom.
The same scenario was used by the President to highlight that the country has also broken records in terms of employment generation, since for the month of September of this year, according to the Social Security Treasury (TSS), the country had 1 million 526 thousand formal jobs, surpassing the month of February precovid, date for which there were 1 million 518 thousand formal jobs.
“That is, we have already surpassed the number of precovid jobs, which was one of the main objectives of the government and there is other news of the economy that the truth is overheated in terms of job generation, of economic activity,” he said.
“It is an economy that is growing, it is an economy that is creating jobs, the economic policies and public policies of the government are giving the expected results and I want to support today this expansion project and any project that means creating jobs in a society where it needs it. We are going to support it and the government is there to be that strategic partner in the development of the country”, added the head of state in his speech.
Previously, and after leading the opening ceremony of the regional meeting “Economic and Geopolitical Challenges”, President Luis Abinader assured that the Dominican Republic shows itself to the world as a safe, serious and rigorous country for investment. He assured that the GDP is growing at an accelerated rate of 13.4% and international reserves reached an all-time high of US$13,061 million dollars.