United States donates $251 million to the Dominican Republic

The Government of the United States and the Dominican Republic signed this Tuesday a bilateral agreement for US$251 million, which would be destined to promote security, inclusion, transparency and effective governance projects in the country.

The agreement is driven by the agenda of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), to support the work it will develop in the country for the next five years.

The signing of this agreement is also intended to follow up on the high-level dialogue held in April between President Luis Abinader and the Chargé d’Affaires of the US Embassy, Mr. Robert Thomas.

The first focus is on policy reform and effective governance centered on transparency, accountability, equity, and social and environmental protection.

The second focus of the agreement would improve the effectiveness of public health services, access to clean water, basic education and electricity wiring, as well as strengthen justice and public-private partnerships.

The signing of the agreement was held at the Fundación Pediátrica por un Mañana, in the presence of President Luis Abinader, the Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy, Robert Thomas, and the Minister of Economy, Planning and Development, Miguel Ceara Hatton.

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