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No more farms on ravaged Constanza’s highlands

Santo Domingo.- Environment minister Francisco Dominguez on Monday reiterated his January 20 deadline of no more farms within Rancier National Park, Valle Nuevo, in Constanza’s highlands.

He said there’s been contact with the squatters who seek lands to farm at other places and stressed that Valle Nuevo is the source for much of the water consumed by the inhabitants of Santiago, La Vega and other major provinces.

“If Valle Nuevo disappears there will be no water in the Yaque (river), no water in the entire Cibao (northern valley) and which feeds this river, they were simply taking and illegally seizing all mountainsides looking for virgin lands every day,” Dominguez said after signing a cooperation agreement with Santiago Water Utility ┬ádirector Silvio Duran.

Source: DT

Nov 7, 2016

Category: DR News |

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