The National Institute of Hydraulic Resources (Indrhi) showed on its digital platforms the progress of the works of adequacy in the Juan Caballero irrigation system, currently intervened in 2 kilometers as it passes through the sectors of Los Barrancones and La Saona, in the municipality of Baní of this province, from where it extracts accumulated solid waste that prevent the circulation of water to agricultural areas of the municipal district Cañafistol.
Residents expressed their satisfaction with the operation carried out by the Indrhi, indicating that in the event of heavy rains, the overflowing of water which causes material losses and, in addition, the proliferation of diseases, due to the stagnation of water and waste, will no longer be generated.
The technicians of the Ozama-Nizao Regional Directorate emphasized the commitment of its executive director, Olmedo Caba Romano, to the rehabilitation of irrigation systems at the national level, which includes the rehabilitation of existing works and the construction of others required for the sustainable management of water resources.
Works in Rancho Arriba
Indrhi is also working on the completion of the rehabilitation and adaptation of retaining walls in the Nizao River, in a length of 1.2 kilometers in discontinuous sections, as it passes through the municipality of Rancho Arriba, San José de Ocoa province.
This action, which directly benefits families of the communities of Los Quemados and Montenegro, providing protection against flooding of the tributary, was initiated last year by President Luis Abinader, during an act carried out in one of the points that are intervened.
Indrhi’s Director of Projects and Works, Avelino De León, explained that the work included the adaptation of the riverbed to handle a greater volume of water, the construction of box-type gabion walls up to 3 meters high, covered with PVC for resistance, controlling erosion and mattress-type gabions.
He indicated that the Yayan gully, which discharges into the Nizao River, used to overflow, affecting the Cementerio sector in that section, for which reason walls were built on its left bank, the riverbed was adapted and a box culvert was built, which allows vehicular traffic to pass in its upper part.