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Work on Santiago Botanical Garden advances

Construction of the “Profesor Eugenio de Jesus Marcano” Botanical Garden, on 69,000m? of land in the northwest of the city of Santiago de los Caballeros, is making good progress and the park lands can now be visited by the public.

Technical coordinator Olmedo Leon said that two and a half kilometers of cycle paths of a total of four are now ready.

University students are already visiting the gardens to study the vegetation and the soil varieties.

The Santiago botanical garden also has three walking trails. The plans include the construction of a museum where some of the archaeological objects collected by Professor Eugenio De Jesus Marcano will be on display. The museum is being built with a donation from the Cibao Savings and Loan Association.

Leon told Diario Libre reporters that approximately 300 families will have to be relocated in order to complete the project. Three lakes, which still need to be built, will contribute to the garden’s role as an environmental training center.

Both private individuals and high school students have been planting trees, the latter as part of their 60 hours public service requirement as a contribution to the creation of this botanical garden.

Source: DR1

June 2, 2016

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