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Jimaní, Dominican Republic. - Public Works minister Gonzalo del Castillo on Wednesday instructed local officials and technicians to survey the roads affected by the encroachment of ??Enriquillo lake (west).

He said president Danilo Media ordered the measure to keep the area’s roads keep open and in good condition.

Castillo said the survey aims to find a way to allow the traffic of light and heavy vehicles between the border towns, and avert hurting commerce and farm production.

He aid in addition to an interagency committee named by Medina to seek a solution, “Public Works is doing an assessment to implement a small emergency plan to deal with the lake’s situation and keep the surrounding roads in good operating condition."

The official added that the highway to Jimaní remains open “precariously” because of the lake’s encroachment on the road, and the resulting effect on the transport of goods and foods jeopardizes its economy and that of other towns, including Mapasse, on the Haiti side of the border.

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Written by: RonEvane This user is banned, 20 Feb 2013 5:03 PM
From: United States, Gaithersburg, Maryland

No one seems to be trying to find a cause of the flooding and a way to stem it.
That the lake will keep expanding, and cutting off towns, is exactly was gonna happen.Then what?
Written by: Ricardolito, 20 Feb 2013 5:49 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Zona Colonial
Great fishing inustry will soon develop and the roads will have to be raised and have many cross pipes going under them ..maybe a tourist industry will also develop in a better way ,,,make the most of the cards that fall your way
Written by: RonEvane This user is banned, 20 Feb 2013 6:26 PM
From: United States, Gaithersburg, Maryland

You may be right, Ricardolito. Perhaps the fishing will get better and others may consider raising crocodiles for their meat and pelts...I'm serious!
Written by: Atabey, 20 Feb 2013 10:32 PM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back--

The crocodiles love it this way. Yes, better fishing conditions, too. Perhaps a salt water fishing industry to come?




Written by: guillermone, 21 Feb 2013 1:06 AM
From: United States, Bring Back DT Forum
If God gives us Lemons, lets make lemonade.
Written by: RoyStone, 21 Feb 2013 6:55 AM
From: Australia
Too many peasants.
Not enough crocodiles.
Written by: Ricardolito, 21 Feb 2013 8:46 AM
From: Dominican Republic, Zona Colonial
soon can be fixed ,,as it was in south africa last month when 15000 crocoodiles escaped from a research farm during heavy rains ...cheap shoes coming up soon
Written by: Atabey, 21 Feb 2013 10:50 AM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back--


Written by: RoyStone, 21 Feb 2013 6:55 AM
From: Australia

Too many peasants.

Not enough crocodiles."


Perhaps the Aussies can send us a few, they have plenty on hand!

And there's no end to the peasants we could feed them! LOL

We'll start with Josea Cat LOL


But in all seriousness, as Guille mentions above, let's make the best of this natural phenomenon and think about the positive possibilities this development opens up for DR.


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