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Key river spurs Hispaniola governments’ cooperation

Santo Domingo.- Dominican Republic and Haiti develop an initiative to optimize the use of the common assets  through a multiagency program, for which delegations from both countries met Tuesday to discuss the joint use of the Artibonite River’s water.

The initiative focused on the border area is being conducted with funding from the Global Environment Fund, Canada’s Government of, Oxfam and the United Nations Program for Development (UNDP).

“The program aims to help both countries co-manage the river basin through an ecosystem approach, to promote binational cooperation and generate profits at the national, regional and global level, “said Environment minister Bautista Rojas, who heading the activity, together with commissioners of Haiti’s Environment Ministry, and UNDP local representative Valerie Julliand.

“Dominican Republic’s Environment Ministry has adopted the program to combat desertification, through a strategy of sustainable land management, and we’re committed to the island’s sustainable development with the Land Sector Act and the Water Act,” the official said.

The border development program is conducted through the basic components of cross-border diagnostic analysis, a strategic action plan, the implementation of four pilot projects and the mobilization of resources to support the results.

Source: DT

Category: DR News |

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