Local September 6, 2019 | 10:03 am

Propagas Group delivers stoves and opens an Eco-friendly Station in Paraiso

PARADISE, BARAHONA-. The Propagas Group and the Propagas Foundation opened an Eco-friendly Mobile Station and delivered 329 combos of gas stoves and tanks to families in 17 rural communities in the Bahoruco area, as part of their Gas Rural corporate social responsibility environmental program Propagas The event was led by Rosa Margarita Bonetti de Santana, president of the Propagas Foundation; Manuel Serrano, Vice Minister of Forest Resources of the Ministry of Environment, Inka Mattila, Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Program in the Dominican Republic; Ruben Darío Paulino Sem, Minister of Defense; Alberto Sánchez, Director of the Small Subsidies Program, local authorities of the Barahona province and collaborators of the Foundation.

Paraiso, BARAHONA The Propagas Group and the Propagas Foundation delivered 329 stoves with their gas tanks to the same number of families in 17 communities, and opened an Eco-friendly Mobile Station, as part of their Gas Rural Propagas corporate social responsibility environmental program.

The beneficiary families reside in the communities Barrio Nuevo, Cachote, Charco Blanco, Charco Prieto, Women’s Coffee, El Gajo del Toro, La Malanga, Lanza Abajo, Las Caobas, Leonardo, Los Guineos, Obra de Toma, Palo 30, Plato, Punto Alegre, Riosito, and Villa Nizao.

Both the opening of the station and the donation of stoves were made in partnership with the Small Grants Program of the Global Environment Facility, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, and Guakia Ambiente.

The event was attended by Rosa Margarita Bonetti de Santana, president of the Propagas Foundation; Manuel Serrano, Deputy Minister of Forest Resources of the Ministry of Environment; Inka Mattila, resident representative of the United Nations Development Program in the Dominican Republic; Rubén Darío Paulino Sem, Minister of Defense; Alberto Sánchez, director of the Small Subsidies Program, and Barahona authorities.

As part of the activity, residents of the area were given workshops on the importance of caring for the environment, the conservation of the area, the negative effect of wood-burning and logging of forests on human health and the ecosystem, the proper handling of liquefied petroleum gas, the correct use and care of tanks and stoves, safety and risk prevention.