Economy November 23, 2018 | 8:48 am

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Gov. wants only sustainable larimar and ambar mining

Barahona, Dominican Republic.-  Energy and Mines minister Antonio Isa Conde on Thurs. promised to promote environment-friendly, social and economic-sustainable larimar and ambar mining, to create a value chain to benefit extractors, artisans and communities.

Marking the first National Larimar Day, Isa said the extraction of pectolite “has to be a productive activity able to sustain itself, to take the necessary decisions to protect the environment for the benefit of the producers themselves and the generations that will succeed them.”

The official urged everyone involved in the larimar production chain to assume a commitment so that the wealth generated will be transformed into community development.

“We cannot pretend to promote this activity on the basis of a paternalistic vision of the State, thinking that the State is the one which is obliged to solve everything and the producers remain as merely passive entities or recipients of state aid.”

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