President Luis Abinader inaugurated the second stage of the sanitation of the Gurabo stream, Santiago, a work that will impact the lives of more than 900,000 people.
The head of state said that by the end of the second quarter of 2024, the third stage of the project will be completed.
He also said that 1,400 apartments will be delivered to the families who were evicted.
He valued the quality of spending in this government and assured that with the actions that are executed, the quality of life of Dominicans is multiplied.
“It has been administered with efficiency and transparency. Santiago will be a different community, it will be an example of sanitation”.
The director of the National Institute of Drinking Water and Sewerage (Inapa), Wellington Arnaud, emphasized that this is the work with the greatest social and environmental impact that is being executed in the country.
Arnaud said that during the development of the project, more than 600 families have been relocated and 450 apartments have been delivered.
The official said that they have been channeling the sewage to the collector, which will channel the water to the Rafey treatment plant.
He explained that they placed two 16-inch pipes which collect the sewage which used to flow into the Gurabo stream and contaminate 43% of the Yaque del Norte river, where they have already recovered 20%.
Last March 29, President Abinader, together with the director of Inapa, delivered the first stage of the sanitation of the Gurabo stream.
He also emphasized that in environmental matters, this work will eliminate 43% of the existing contamination in the Yaque del Norte river and that, in social matters, it will lift more than 6,000 families out of extreme poverty.