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New efforts for forestry at Luperon Bay

The Ministry of Environment announced efforts to reforest expansive areas in Luperon (Puerto Plata province) with native species. Environment Minister Francisco Dominguez Brito says the area has the potential of being one of the most visited spots by sailors in the Caribbean. “We are going to promote this “Sailor’s Bay”, as the best opportunity for development that Luperon has to offer.

Dominguez Brito said the Ministry is discussing the final steps for the construction of a hotel there that he believes will kick off development in the area. He spoke prior to a reforestation action in the area on 15 October 2017.

He said they are looking into planting mangrove trees, stopping deforestation, training local residents in ecotourism services, unifying criteria with other government entities for inspections and tax and tariff charges, regularizing boat traffic in the bay, organizing government offices so they install one-stop windows to simplify red tape, using new technologies for the authorization of entry and departure of sailboats, completing the water treatment plant for sewage and making residents more aware of the need to care for the environment of Luperon.

After meeting with local authorities, Dominguez Brito said there are opportunities for growth and for doing business, always thinking that if there is not environmental sustainability there will not be development and vice versa, as reported by the Ministry of Environment in a press release.

Source: DR1, Ambiente

Oct 17, 2017

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