A new hydroelectric dam opened this week in the Dominican Republic
The £181m hydroelectric dam is located in Bonao, in the central region of the Republic. The area frequently battles widespread blackouts and it is hoped that the dam can reduce these.
President Leonel Fernandez’s office said that the hydroelectric dam will generate 50 megawatts of electricity for parts of the Cibao valley.
Construction on the dam began in 2004 and the building was completed by Brazil’s Norberto Odebrecht S.A., known as one of Latin America’s largest engineering and construction companies, as well as being one of the world’s largest hydro plants builders.