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Environment bars power barge at Puerto Plata

Santo Domingo.- The Environment Ministry on Wednesday  permanently barred the installation of a second power plant-barge of 36.5 megawatts at Cafemba bay, Puerto Plata, after determining that it would significantly impact the area’s ecosystem.

Dozens of residents expressed their relief when Environment minster Bautista Rojas made announcement, and noted that prior to the decision his dept conducted public consultation asking the population about the installation of the barge, and found that the majority opposed the plan.

The announcement came during the release of the book “Puerto Plata Province’s Natural Protected Spaces” by Carlos Heriberto Finke and Roberto Gómez Santana, which seeks to promote ecotourism activities.

Rojas, in a visit to the Provincial Governor’s offices, also announced overhaul of Puerto Plata’s landfill, so that it can properly handle the tourist region’s solid waste as soon as possible.

Source: DT

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