Recovery of Santo Domingo’s rivers a priority: top official
Santo Domingo.- The Minister of the Environment and Natural Resources maintained that the rescue and protection of the Ozama and Isabela rivers are a priority for this Government and this will be stated during his management at the head of the institution.
Miguel Ceara Hatton said that he is aware of the social and environmental problems represented by the degradation and contamination of these two important water sources.
The newly appointed Minister of the Environment asked for time to study all the documentation, studies, and diagnoses that deal with the magnitude of the damage caused to these water resources.
The rivers will be rescued when and only when there is a fully persistent and regular trash collection system and pollution control in the country, This means what you bring to the beach you remove from the beach, no throwing trash out of a vehicle, no throwing your trash into the neighbor’s patio, use paper not plastic; manditory oil, bottle, and plastic recycling; electric boat motors only on fresh/sweet water bodies, no commercial dumping of waste into rivers, and no black water discharge into rivers.