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Dominican and Haitian leaders to launch reforestation push at border

Santo Domingo. – Dominican president Danilo Medina will visit the Haitian town of Ouanaminthe Wednesday to cut the ribbon a plan to reforest the border area, together with Haiti president Michel Martell.

Quoting Environment Ministry sources, local media say the two leaders will also meet to mark World Environment Day at Ouanaminthe, near the Dominican northwest province Dajabon, where he’ll “reiterate his commitment to protect the natural resources in Dominican territory and collaborate with Haitian authorities in that area.”

According to official information, Environment said it will inaugurate a nursery at Los Gajitos, Sabaneta, which has “a great strategic value for the adjacent populations.”

Environment said the nursery can produce one million plants per year, created to meet reforestation needs of the area with native varieties such as mahogany, cedar and oak.

Source: DT

Category: DR News |

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