Agriculture Calculates Agricultural Losses to be RD$4 Billion

Santo Domingo.- Límber Cruz, Minister of Agriculture of the Dominican Republic, has estimated that the agricultural sector suffered preliminary losses of more than RD$4 billion due to the torrential rains that hit the country on Saturday, November 18.

The natural disaster has left significant damage to several crops and at least 25 fatalities.

The Government, according to Cruz, is committed to assisting national producers affected by the rains.

The Agricultural Cabinet is preparing a preliminary report to determine the financial assistance needed for farmers.

President Luis Abinader has directed officials to seek solutions to the problems caused by the rains, particularly in the agricultural sector.

The minister emphasized the Government’s dedication to supporting all farmers impacted by the recent rains.

Specifically, bean producers, as well as other crops such as those in Rancho Arriba, will receive support from the government.

Cruz, together with the Vice Minister of Production, Eulalio Ramírez and other officials, toured affected areas in the provinces of San Juan, Azua, Ocoa, and some communities of Baní, Peravia.

Vice Minister Ramírez provided preliminary information that indicates significant damage in several provinces.

The Government is expected to provide more detailed information on the affected tasks, crops, and the extent of damage to local roads throughout the national territory.

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