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New Environment chief pledges to plant 4.0M trees

SANTO DOMINGO.- Newly designated Environment minister Bautista Rojas aims to plant 4 million trees across the country during the rest of the year, as part of a nationwide effort.

He said the “Green Brigade” initiative looks to improve degraded watersheds along the Dominican Republic-Haiti border area, in coordination with the Education and Armed Forces ministries, city councils and other government agencies and private entities.

After taking the oath, the official said the most effective way to preserve the environment and natural resources is through cooperation and empowerment of all sectors nationwide, especially the schools, businesses, political parties, churches and NGOs.

“In the coming weeks we will be knocking on doors to anyone who can contribute to this important task,” Gomez said, adding that he will protect the environment for the benefit of future generations.

Source: DT

Category: DR News |

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