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Coffee growers receive millions in support to encourage tourism in Jarabacoa

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President Luis Abinader announced to members of the Jarabacoa Coffee Growers Association (ASCAJA) that his government supports them with 7.5 million pesos for the creation of the Plaza del Café (Coffee Plaza).

The project consists of creating a tourist space to publicize the local coffee and initiate the steps for young people to venture into its production, undertake and create jobs.

President Abinader considered that this support fits with the tourist and economic projection of the city of eternal spring.

Likewise, the president proposed to hold a workshop in Santo Domingo for small coffee grinders, with government monitoring.

“These are the projects that I like because there is social cohesion, there is capacity and empowerment”, he said.

He added that they are value-added projects because they are organic and fit what society is demanding. At the time of reforesting, he said that it adds a tourist attraction to the municipality of Jarabacoa.

The president was accompanied by the ministers José Ignacio Paliza, Administrative Officer of the Presidency; Limber Cruz, from Agriculture; Reyes Hernández, president of ASCAJA; Ramón Rogelio Genao, senator of La Vega and Yuniol Torres, mayor of the municipality of Jarabacoa.

Job opportunities

The president of ASCAJA, Reyes Hernández, thanked the president for the support given to the association.

He stressed that the projects will create dozens of direct jobs and hundreds of indirect, as opportunities for community members.

At the event, the Coffee Growers Association presented an award to President Abinader.

President Abinader also started the multiple aqueducts, the sanitary sewer system, and the municipal wastewater treatment plant; works demanded for years in Jarabacoa and La Vega.

With these developments, a solution is brought to the problem of drinking water and sanitation in this province, positively impacting around 100,000 persons directly and more than 500,000 indirectly.

The communities that will be benefited are: Villa Baiguate, La Trinchera, Urb. Pinar Dorado, La Joya 1 and 2, Palo Blanco, Rescate 94, Domingo Savio, Villa Balaguer, Urb. Dilone, Miranda Project, Calle 5 La Colonia, San Pablo, Víctor Ramírez, El Dorado, El Puente, Proyecto Dril and El Floron.

The project consists of the construction of a one thousand liter per second intake work in the Yaque del Norte River, the placement of an abduction line, regulating tanks, and storage facilities.

The completion and equipment of a drinking water treatment plant designed with a capacity of 500 liters per second are also set in addition to a matrix line.

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