The executive director of the National Institute of Hydraulic Resources (Indrhi), Olmedo Caba Romano, toured the multiple project of the Monte Grande dam, whose reservoir is 98% completed to date, with a view to President Luis Abinader handing over this work before the end of the year.
Olmedo Caba Romano said that this great work, received in 2020 with only 38% of execution, contemplates multiple benefits as a whole, such as flood mitigation of the Yaque del Sur river, supply to the Regional Aqueduct of the Southwest, ASURO, irrigation to some 350,000 tasks and hydroelectric generation, which means a revolution for the provinces of the demarcation and for the tourist development estimated for the Southwest of the country.
The official emphasized that the last gates of the service spillway are being installed and that later the necessary tests will be carried out. He called on the media and civil society to visit the project, which has kept its doors open during the current administration, and has so far received visits from different construction sector associations, congressmen, the press, students, among others.
He stated that the work, financed by the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) and a counterpart from the national government, has the funds for the continuity of the execution.
He informed that in the second stage they will continue with the complementary works of irrigation and water supply to ASURO, to benefit the provinces of Barahona, Bahoruco and Independencia. He indicated that they have already published the pre-qualification notice for interested companies to submit their expression of interest by November 10 at the latest.
The executive director of Indrhi was accompanied by Carlos M. Javier, head of the project execution unit; Juan Carlos Nova, director of Irrigation Systems Operations; Juan Fulvio Ureña, environmental management advisor; and Joaquín Castro, from the company supervising the project.