From August 2020 to May 2023, the National Institute of Drinking Water and Sewerage (INAPA) has executed investments of more than RD$20,000 million in improvement, expansion, construction and rehabilitation of drinking water supply systems and sanitary sewers.
The data was offered by the media director of the Presidency, Federico Reynoso, who recalled that INAPA is currently executing 255 works, located in the 24 provinces under its jurisdiction, as well as in locations under the administrative management of other service provider corporations, among They include the Miches aqueduct to the tourist zone, the Cabo Rojo-Pedernales aqueduct and the San José de Ocoa-Sabana Larga aqueduct, in the San José De Ocoa province.
“The government of President Luis Abinader has delivered to the Dominican population a total of sixteen (16) important systems such as hydrosanitary systems in the provinces of Monte Plata, Hato Mayor, San Pedro de Macorís, San Cristóbal, Barahona, Bahoruco, Independencia, Dajabón, Peravia, Duarte and Sánchez Ramírez, which are providing potable water and sanitation services to a total population of 2,082,090 inhabitants,” Reynoso said.
Among the main works, the official highlighted the construction of the Arroyo Gurabo Sanitation System and its surroundings, considered the work with the greatest social and environmental impact built in the Dominican Republic, with an investment of RD 603.8 million, which he said will impact way the lives of some 900,000 people in Santiago.
In addition, the rehabilitation of the Asuro multiple aqueduct; the Guanuma-Los Botados water treatment plant; the expansion of the Hato Mayor aqueduct; the storm sewer system in the Moscú neighborhood, the qualification of the Quisquilla aqueduct in San Pedro de Macorís; the water treatment plant and regulating reservoir of the Partido-La Gorra aqueduct; the rehabilitation of the Barahona and Fantino wastewater treatment plants; and the improvement of the sanitary sewer system and treatment plant in the Castillos.
Also, the Lavapiés-San Cristóbal wastewater treatment plant with an investment of RD427.5 million, which will impact some 200,000 people; the expansion of the Multiple Peravia aqueduct, with an investment of RD$800 million, which will impact more than 68,000 inhabitants in Matanzas, Payas, Arroyo Hondo, Los Tumbaos and Quija Quieta.
The official affirmed that the construction of the Aqueduct of the municipality of Navarrete, Santiago province, greatly benefits the inhabitants of that demarcation, which has an estimated investment of RD$ 1,356.8 million, will impact some 48,731 inhabitants. Also. The construction of the Cabo Rojo-Pedernales aqueduct, with an investment of RD285.5 million, which will benefit a population of 28,000 inhabitants.
The expansion of the Miches Aqueduct to the Tourist Zone, in the province of El Seíbo, with an estimated investment of RD,285,576,202, which will impact a population of 32,928 inhabitants.
The construction of the San José de Ocoa-Sabana Larga aqueduct, with an investment of more than one billion pesos, which will impact the quality of life of more than 43,000 inhabitants in this province.
The expansion of the Juan Dolio-Guayacanes sanitary sewer system, in its first stage, with an estimated investment of RD$711,658,960, impacting a population of more than 20 thousand inhabitants of the province of San Pedro de Macorís.