Meteorology in DR gets an upgrade


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Feb 20, 2019

The present National Meteorological Office (Onamet) is upgraded in government status and now will be the independent Meteorological Institute (Indomet). Onamet had operated as a Ministry of Public Works department. The bill that just recently passed in the Senate now returns to the Executive Branch for the signature of President Luis Abinader and its publishing.

On 19 June 2024, the Senate voted yes to the bill received from the Chamber of Deputies that will create the Dominican Meteorological Institute (Indomet). The agency now will be part of the Ministry of Environment and will replace Onamet.

The bill was approved with 19 votes in favor and five against. It had already been approved by the Chamber of Deputies and will now go to the Executive Branch for promulgation by President Luis Abinader.

The present budget allocated to Onamet will be strengthened for the new Indomet...

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