Government adds 3,000 hectares to major national park
Pedernales, Dominican Republic.- Environment minister Bautista Rojas on Monday said that department bought 3,000 hectares to expand the Sierra de Bahoruco National Park, an initiative he affirms aims to strengthen the measures to implement the Pedernales Tourism Development Plan.
He said the Agricultural Bank was paid RD$16 million for the land located near the source of the Mulito River, one of the few aquifers that supplies water to Pedernales province. The land belonged to.
Accompanied by senior Environment officials, Rojas visited the site and said it has ??great biological diversity.
Rojas said Environment will immediately start to reforest, protect and ban all agriculture. “We’re facing one of the government actions which has the greatest impact on the development of the country’s South region. This measure will ensure water, vital to develop the tourism resources of Pedernales and surrounding areas.”
May 24, 2016
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