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Samaná, Dominican Republic.- Environment minister Bautista Rojas yesterday toured areas in the northeastern province where tourism projects are being built, to assure compliance with established environmental standards.

The official visited Portillo and Las Terrenas, where he met with project developers and residents, to ensure they don’t harm the area’s fragile ecosystems.

Among the projects included observed Balcones del Atlántico in Las Terrenas, and Sueños del Atlantico, in Portillo, both of the developer Construtora Bisonó, while the latter has yet to begin.

Much of Samaná province is under the fragile areas category for its many wetlands, which play an important role in the ecosystem, providing sanctuary for nesting birds and the protection of various animal species. They also function as estuaries and of fresh water reservoirs for human use, and filter solid waste.

Rojas makes weekly visit to different protected areas such as Los National Park Haitises to prevent illegal cultivation of crops, and other places where urban ecological parks will be built.

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7 comment(s)
Written by: BLANCO, 20 Feb 2013 9:33 AM
From: Dominican Republic
just one more place to destroy through over development, and greed,on both sides of the spectrum, public and private.
Written by: corruptman, 20 Feb 2013 12:19 PM
From: United States
The article should read. "make visits to different areas to pick up his weekly deposits which allows the developments to continue."
When King Con man LF was president, how many times did the the Minister of Environment actually appear on these pages. In fact, Idid not know there was a minister of the environment, with all the trash burning, and crap in the rivers
When Medina gets rid of all these well known thugs, maybe someone will start to have some confidence in anything he says.
Written by: dreamkiller, 20 Feb 2013 2:30 PM
From: Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Fighting Joseans lunacy .Stop Guillermo the commie thief in 2016
cultivation of expensive condos for the petit bourgeois .....Throw them out
Written by: Ricardolito, 20 Feb 2013 6:06 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Zona Colonial
Some of these developments are replacements after the wild storms several years ago ,,There was a huge demand to have the unique small style development replacedd as it was . I do not think we are talking about any large new development but happy to be corrected
Written by: BLANCO, 21 Feb 2013 12:01 PM
From: Dominican Republic
environment assures compliance

assures is their a joke here??
the only assurance is the payoffs the bisono family will make to corrupt officials. and the family will comply!!!!!
Written by: aplantanao, 21 Feb 2013 3:53 PM
From: Dominican Republic
blanco tiene razon. one development on top of another the world is getting ready for a giant economic reset but these fools will never see it coming
Written by: snsheft, 2 Mar 2013 9:02 AM
From: United States
Minister Rojas is on the right track but there are a couple of areas that really need her attention. The last time I attempted to cross the foot brige in Samana Bay it was not only in a dangerous state of dis-repair it was also littered with garbage. This is a DR icon. Get this fixed and cleaned up so people can enjoy it. Another problem area is the river which flows through Las Terrenas and into the sea. This river is very polluted and filled with styrofoam and plastic containers which eventually flow into our ocean. An action plan needs to be developed to clean up and stop the flow of garbage into the sea. Do the right thing and spend the needed money to fix these enviromentally sensitive problem areas.

Steve Sheft
Las Terrenas, DR
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