The government bets on the country’s wine production
3 million to buy equipment for Bodega Cacique Enriquillo in Neyba
Through the Special Fund for Agricultural Development (FEDA), the Dominican Government promotes the production of wines of the country whose production is located mainly in Neyba, province of Bahoruco, production which has recently been the subject of Agreements between President Abinader and his Argentinian counterpart Alberto Fernandez.
FEDA director Hecmilio Galvánheld a meeting with the producers and managers of the Cooperative of Winegrowers of the Neyba Valley COOPEVINE, responding to a request for funding from the Executive Director of the National Grape Institute (INUVA), José Santos Manzueta, where he presented a check for three million pesos to modernize the Cacique Enriquillo winery with state-of-the-art technology, which allows us to improve the quality of our national wine.
The director of FEDA signed an agreement with the director of INUVA to allow the purchase of equipment for the wine cellar. This investment will improve Dominican wine, which is a wish of the government of President Luis Abinader, ratified during his last international tour for the southern cone.
Hecmilio Galván assured that his dream is to improve the quality of Dominican wine until it is positioned as a flagship wine, which allows it to be placed on the tables of restaurants and in Dominican hotels.
According to Galván, the country imports more than $60 million in wine and around $30 million in table grapes. The Dominican Republic has sufficient capacity to produce some of these goods and thus benefits thousands of producers in the South. Galván assured that through the FEDA he would promote the production of wines and the cultivation of grapes.
Mr. José Santos Manzueta, Director of the Grape Institute, José Darío Cepeda, Mayor of Neyba, Teófila Feliz, President of the COOPEVINE cooperative, Dagoberto Rodríguez Adames, former senator of independence, were present at the event and refers to the importance of this issue. , as well as Francisco Jiménez, former senator of Bahoruco on behalf of senator Melania Salvador.
President Luis Abinader signed with his Argentine counterpart, Alberto Fernández, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, a series of agreements related to hydrocarbons, health and grape production.