Santo Domingo.- The governments of the U.S. and of the Dominican Republic will start an energy project which includes natural gas-fired plants in the country’s Northwest, the National Palace announced Wednesday.
In the surprising development, the officials of the U.S. Department of Commerce met with president Danilo Medina to discuss the energy and the importance for the country to use natural gas for sustainable development.
U.S. Dept. of Commerce undersecretary Francisco Sánchez said starting 2015, Dominicans will start to see the benefits of the project, by the company Wellford Energy/Summit Power
The official said Washington fully supports initiatives which can benefit Dominicans. "It is a project with the American company Summit Power and I wanted to tell the President, and told him, not only that we support it, but something very important that has to do with this project’s success, and that is there is access to natural gas and there will be access in 2015."
Although the U.S. officials made the announcement in a press conference in the Orlando Martinez Salon in the National Palace, they refused to take reporters’ questions.