Azua. The National Institute of Hydraulic Resources, INDRHI, reported that the pace of work on the multiple project of the Montegrande dam remains in line with what was agreed in the schedule, after not presenting any changes due to the recent passage of the of Hurricane Fiona, and that, furthermore, the double shift implemented by the current management remains a key action for the completion of its reservoir this year, as announced by President Luis Abinader during his last visit to the work.
Olmedo Caba Romano, Executive Director of INDRHI, clarified during his inspection tour that the dam wall is already at a height of 201.40 meters above sea level (masl), approaching its height maximum, which will be 206 masl.
Regarding the frequent monitoring of the site, the manager indicated that the scale of the work requires continuous inspection of the volumes, for which competent personnel continue to carry out this mission day and night. “The commitment made by the government is to deliver this work without details and with clear accounts, since it is a transparent management of the project”, added Caba Romano.
Meanwhile, Carlos Javier, director of the project’s INDRHI execution unit, indicated that they maintain a double shift, with around 900 workers converging on the work fronts. “It is the implementation of the two days that has allowed the significant progress of this work”, specifies the engineer specialized in structure.
Regarding the margins of the reservoir of the dam intended to maintain water, the water entity indicates that the two walls, left bank and right bank, are in the final phase with more than 90% of their execution. This was explained by resident engineer José Nin Vólquez, who pointed out that the materials that make them up meet the quality required to ensure that the wall does not erode over time, thus avoiding the reduction of its capacity. storage due to seepage.
Prior to his visit to the dam, the Executive Director of INDRHI conducted a meeting with representatives of government entities that simultaneously work in the Populated Center, the social component of the Project, where they reviewed the work schedule of the large area that will house 390 families. .of the communities of Monte Grande San Simón, La Meseta and Los Güiros.
The Ministries of Housing and Buildings, Public Works and Communications and Education were represented at the meeting, in addition to the National Institute for Drinking Water and Sanitation (INAPA) and the Distribution Company of Electricité du Sud, EDESUR, which are making progress in the installation of drinking water, sanitation and electricity services, in the construction of sidewalks and curbs, and in the paving of streets. They are also building the school, the health center and the sports facilities, among other works.
INDRHI points out that journalists, members of Congress, university students, professionals in the fields of seismology and meteorology, and other members of civil society, have attended the guided tours organized by the entity through the various components of this magnum opus, with the aim of providing the state of the dam in the front line, which among its advantages highlights the flood control of the Yaque del Sur, the supply of the aqueduct of the south- west, ASURO, irrigation of more than 300,000 new tasks and hydroelectric production.