Economy April 1, 2019 | 3:27 pm

Environment launches project to protect the Higüamo River Basin

San Pedro, Dominican Republic.- Environment minister, Ángel Estévez, on Monday launched the national project “Integrated Management of Biodiversity, Water and Eco-Systemic Resources of the Higüamo River Basin, and its Associated Costs, including the Mitigation of the Impacts of Climate Change.”

The Higüamo river basin, located in Dominican Republic’s Eastern region’slargest and sixth nationally and spans Hato Mayor and San Pedro de Macorís provinces and flows into the Caribbean.

The project aims to protect and sustainably use the watershed’s forest cover and reforest some 2,000 hectares, especially with mangroves.

It also includes actions to improve water quality, reduce solid waste and improve the conditions of the environmental issues in the area.