The Dominican Republic will provide or improve water and sanitation services for at least 205,000 people in low-income rural communities using financial support from the Government of Spain and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
Spain will provide $35 million grants from which has partnered with the IDB to finance several other projects throughout the region. The IDB will provide $35 million in loans.
The funds will enable the Dominican Republic to help expand the coverage of efficient, sustainable water and sanitation services in provinces with high poverty levels. This is the 12th water and sanitation project jointly carried out by the IDB and the Spanish government. Spain and the IDB have jointly financing water and sanitation services through projects in countries such as Haiti, El Salvador, Paraguay, Peru, Bolivia, Guatemala, Ecuador, Brazil and Uruguay.