Gravel permits cancelled
The Ministry of Environment has announced the suspension of all permits for extracting gravel and construction materials from rivers.*
The measure was announced in a press release from the Chamber of Deputies Environment Commission following a meeting with the Minister Francisco Dominguez Brito.*
The Chamber of Deputies reports that Domínguez Brito said that extraction of gravel and sand is only still allowed to reduce sediment in dams nationwide.
Domínguez has said new sources will need to be identified to supply construction material. “At this time, we are letting you know that we are going to promote dry quarries and we are going to maintain strict supervision over the extraction of sand from the rivers, because that practice must end,” Francisco Domínguez Brito is quoted as saying in the Chamber of Deputies press release.
Oct 11, 2016
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