After 50 years Moncion to get its aqueduct

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President Luis Abnader announced a billion peso tender for the construction of the long-awaited water system for the mountain village of Moncion, in Santiago Rodriguez province. The town, famous for its casava bread, currently relies on a system built in the Trujillo era, which has far outweighed its usefulness.

Moncion is the site of the Moncion dam and hydroelectric plant that irrigates and provides drinking water to thousands of people in the western part of the Cibao Valley. Nevertheless, the town did not have an adequate water system for itself.

President Abinader said that he knew that he would be asked about the new water supply system during his visit to the area, and he was quite frank when he noted the absence of a local water supply at a place with such a major day and electricity station. Abinader also inaugurated a facility for pre-schoolers...

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SKY

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Great place. I was there many years ago. Some locals took me fishing where they are talking about. All you need is a hook, bait and cast it in and you have a fish. But I found out later it is illegal to fish there. Guess these guys did not get the memo. And the climate is terrific there...............
 

JD Jones

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Anybody notice who's standing behind the president on the right side of the picture?
 

La Profe_1

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Anybody notice who's standing behind the president on the right side of the picture?
Do you mean the man in front or the woman behind him? All I can see of her is a sliver of white slacks and a white and camel purse.
 

malko

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Anybody notice who's standing behind the president on the right side of the picture?

Could be him, could also not be.
Looks too young in the picture, but I guess modern cameras and software are " kind" to people that way.
I would like to think her " campaign-ing" for water for Moncion is what led to this aqueduct.
Some of her FB posts on it are still up, to this day.
 

JD Jones

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I was referring to Robertico Salcedo and Antonio Marte. :rolleyes:

I wonder what they are doing there? (In Moncion)