To minimize the impact of the drought in the country, the Ministry of Agriculture began an assistance plan to support the different productive sectors of the Dominican agricultural industry, mainly livestock.
Minister Limber Cruz stated that the drought is a phenomenon that does not allow action in the entire productive sector; However, there are sectors to which help can be sought, such as the rancher, who will be given assistance with food for bovines.
Cruz said that some 70,000 bales for cattle were purchased, which will be sent, in a first phase, to the areas of the territory most affected by the drought. He specified that some 12,000 were sent to Dajabón, others to the deep south and northwest of the country; He also pointed out that they have sent drilling machines to extract water from the subsoil.
The head of the agricultural portfolio explained that the machinery for the extraction of water will be in the areas of the short south and deep south, in addition to the northwest line, the coast and Villa Vásquez, in Montecristi.
“We are working to anticipate water rationing events,” added Limber Cruz; Likewise, she pointed out that President Luis Abinader is working with the Water Cabinet to ration the resource, at the same time that they will be announcing a plan to make use more efficient.
Also yesterday, the Santo Domingo Aqueduct and Sewerage Corporation (Caasd) reported that weekly reports will be issued to keep the population informed about the development of the situation of the precious liquid, which is vital for human consumption and agricultural production.
He warned that we must be aware that this is a situation that impacts the entire country, and that in view of the drought that the country is going through, the CAASD is equipping the wells that are available in the most affected sectors.
They also reported that they are rescheduling water distribution operations, as well as intensifying damage correction work to minimize liquid losses in the infrastructure.