Santo Domingo.- The governments of Dominican Republic and United States signed a agreement worth US$184.0 million to improve citizen safety and promote the country’s economic growth.
The agreement forms part of the new strategy by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) over the next five years, jointly with Santo Domingo’s national development strategy.
US Ambassador James "Wally" Brewster and Economy minister Juan Temístocles Montás signed the agreement during a ceremony in the National Palace.
Under the agreement, USAID will disburse the funds over the next five years, subject to the availability, to focus on prevention of crime, HIV/AIDS and climate change.
The pact calls for the funds to be managed with transparency, accountability and social inclusion of vulnerable groups.