DR’s leader makes unexpected landing & visits sugarcane farmers
by Bajan Reporter / May 5th, 2015
Santo Domingo’s President Danilo Medina traveled to Chirino in Monte Plata province for one of his surprise weekend visits on Sunday 3rd May 2015.
There he agreed the government would finance the cultivation of 16,000 tareas (just under 2,500 acres) of sugarcane to re-launch sugar production in the east of the country.
The Presidency says it is also open to financing the construction of a mill to process the cane into raw sugar.
Addressing those present, President Medina asked all to assist in expediting the implementation process: “All I want is to ask those involved in the project, three months off of the runtime. Reduce the completion of the project, so that in 12 to 14 months at the latest, we can begin to produce.”