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Parceleros de La Vega denounce deterioration of irrigation channels

Parceleros de La Vega denuncian deterioro canales de riego

Hundreds of rice farmers from different communities of The Vega and who use the waters of the Rincon Dam for the cultivation of the important cereal, rheld protests and marches in front of the provincial office of the National Institute of Hydraulic Resources (Indrhi), to demand the maintenance and cleaning of irrigation canalswhose current conditions they say jeopardize the spring harvest, due to start in November.

The president of the Irrigation Board of the Rincón-La Vega Dam, Jesús Padilla Reyes, indicated that the entity he directs, which brings together more than 2,000 parcelerosprivate and Agrarian reformhave knocked on the doors of the director of the Indrhi, Olmedo Caba, with the purpose of finding a solution to their claim.

Padilla Reyes explained that a year and eight months ago they addressed this incumbent proposing to him the state of abandonment in which the canals that carry the waters to more than 160,000 cultivable rice fields are found, but that in an inexplicable way The official has not responded.

“For these reasons, we are here at the provincial office of the Indrhi in La Vega, giving support to our parceleros, so that their claims are attended to as soon as possible, for which we call on the engineer Olmedo Caba, so that he imparts the instructions precise and in this way proceed as soon as possible to maintain and clean the irrigation canals, belonging to this Board of Irrigation, “said Padilla Reyes.

He clarified that this organization has more than 2,000 affiliated members, distributed in the communities of Las Cabuyas, Rancho Viejo, Sabana Rey, Piña Vieja, Jima Arriba, Jima Abajo, Controbas, El Pino, La Ceibita, among others.

If the Indrhi does not attend to these claims of hundreds of farmers who are supplied with water from the Rincón Dam in this area, more than 160,000 land tasks will be affected. that are grown from rice, as well as other minor fruits, such as cassava, bananas and vegetables”, assured the president of the Irrigation Board of the Rincón-La Vega Dam.

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