Tourism July 24, 2017 | 8:19 pm

Jobs, health from Dominican Republic’s 15 hot springs

The officials and diplomats at the release f the study. Photo MEM

Santo Domingo.- Hot springs in Santiago, Constanza and Azua have potential to develop greenhouse heating projects, the drying of coffee beans and other fruits, according to studies on the country’s geothermal potential.

Ecotourism projects can be developed in the 15 hot springs sampled by the study – while those in San José de las Matas (central) and Canoa in Barahona (west) – already generate job, income and improve the standard of living of adjacent communities.

The evaluation of Dominican Republic’s geothermal potential was carried out by the French Geological and Mining Research Office (BRGM), the Dominican Geological Survey and the Energy and Mines Ministry (MEM), financed by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

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