Dominican Govt Plans Electricity Investment, Diario Libre Says

The Dominican Republic government will launch a $3.6 billion public-private investment next week in an effort to generate an additional 1,500 Megawatts of electricity, Diario Libre says.

The investment will be used to convert existing fuel generators to natural gas and coal plants, the Santo Domingo-based newspaper said. Two new coal generator plants will also be constructed with the investment, Diario Libre says.