10 million German marks to help the ecology

The Ministry of Agriculture signed an agreement with two German government cooperation agencies (GTZ and DED) to finance a project for the conservation and handling of the upper end of the Yaque del Norte river basin. The project will cost RD$80 million (10 million Deutsch Marks). The funds were donated by the Deutsch Reconstruction Bank and will preserve the natural resources and improve living conditions of 20 comunnities and a population of 50,000 persons. Some 32,000 tareas with be reforested.