INDRHI Director assesses damage caused by recent rains


The executive director of the National Institute of Hydraulic Resources (INDRHI), Olmedo Caba Romano, reported that the recent rains caused minor damage to some irrigation systems but that hand brigades and heavy equipment are used to leave them in operation in a short time. He also said that they are working on all fronts in the rehabilitation and cleaning of canals, drains, and berms to guarantee water to agricultural producers and highlighted President Luis Abinader’s interest in having the different agricultural institutions work in a coordinated manner in favor of producers. He indicated that they are coordinating with the Ministry of Agriculture and the Dominican Agrarian Institute to drill tubular wells to supply water in agricultural settlements with low rainfall and livestock areas where the drought continues. The director of […]

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Central America News - 24 Dead And Counting From Iota In Central America

The death tolls from Hurricane Iota, now a tropical storm, reached 24 Wednesday as flash floods in areas already waterlogged with rain, forced tens of thousands across Central America to flee their homes.