Official announces construction of nurseries, watchtowers, visitor centers
San Juan de la Maguana, Dom. Rep. – President Danilo Medina marked World Environment Day by cutting the ribbon on Wednesday for the nursery at Los Gajitos, western province of San Juan.
Speaking at the ceremony Environment Minister Bautista Rojas said the nursery is part of a program to protect watersheds and recover forest resources. “For this year we plan to plant 11 million trees and with president Medina’s support, we’re increasing this target to 15 million, with 3,040 community laborers, forming 304 reforestation brigades.”
In a statement from the Presidency, Rojas said the effort continues by improving and expanding the Environment Ministry’s network of 30 current nurseries, six located on the border provinces, adding three more, which can produce 9.0 million seedlings.
He said the government’s commitment to the nation’s heritage is evidenced by the construction of four watchtowers to protect Cabral Lagoon (Rincon), the lake at Guerra and Sierra Martín García National Park.
Rojas added three visitor centers will also be built in Puerto Escondido, in Bahoruco National Park.
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