Hundreds of volunteers, military soldiers and police officers are integrated in the operation Semana Santa 2015
PUERTO PLATA A total of 500, 000 people from voluntary relief agencies, soldiers of the Armed Forces and National Police agents and the AMET, will be distributed throughout the Puerto Plata area to prevent unfortunate accidents and ensure public safety during Easter Holiday.
As stated by President of the Provincial Board of the Civil Defense in Puerto Plata; Julio César Ricardo Parra (Julito), all personnel working in the Operation Easter 2015 under the direction and control of the National Emergency Commission (COE) must be properly identified as a volunteer member of the committee, and wear a special ID.
Ricardo Parra said that the Armed Forces, the municipal council, the National Police, Fire Brigade, Dominican Red Cross, Rescue Amber, AMET, Rescue Scorpions, Ministry of Tourism, Private hospital Emergenciologia Ricardo Limardo, Economic Kitchens, CESTUR Commission Military and Police Public Works, the Ministry of Tourism and other state institutions are integrated to perform the tasks.
He explained that about seven beaches are closed in the province of Puerto Plata, restricting access for bathers, such as Poza del Castillo and Acapulco on the boardwalk in this city, due to high levels of environmental pollution, and the danger of ocean currents and the depth of its waters the following beaches are closed – La Hilera y El Canal in Cabarete, Sosúa Ocean Village in Sosúa, La Poza de Marigate y La Boca del Río Bajabonico in La Isabela Histórica.
The director of Puerto Plata Civil Defense said that under the general regulations of Law 147-02 for the Operation Easter 2015, swimmers will be allowed to remain on the beaches only from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, all water activities, like deep sea fishing, horse-yola, Windsurfing, Moribooms, Jet Sky and all actions taken on beaches and coastal rivers will be suspended during Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Holy Week.
Source: Puerto Plata Digital
March 30, 2015
Category: DR News |