Dominican Republic: A push to clean up Santo Domingo’s rivers

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The Dominican Republic tries to step up efforts to clean up the Ozama and Isabela Rivers in the capital.

The River Coalition on Sunday submitted its plan to clean up and recover the Ozama and Isabela Rivers to the American Chamber of Commerce (AmchamRD) for evaluation.

In the nearly one- hour meeting Coalition executive Carlos José Martí and AmchamRD Board of Directors president Maximo Vidal agreed on the plan’s important social contribution to the a country’s fundamental ecology.

The AmchamRD executive lauded the scope and feasibility of the initiative to rescue the two rivers, and the plan already counts on an Executive Order that formed a work Commission.

“Today the pollution of the waters in the Ozama and Isabela rivers are currently above international standards” Marti said, adding that the city’s health, tourism, and economy are at stake. The meeting was also attended by Tropigas Foundation director René del Risco.

For full article, see http://www.dominicantoday.com/dr/tourism/2014/10/13/53005/American-Chamber-joins-push-to-save-the-capitals-rivers

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