Ministry of Environment: Only government agencies can extract aggregate from rivers

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Ministry of Environment Vice Minister of Soils and Waters Rene Antonio Mateo de los Santos says that government-authorized agencies are permitted to extract resources from the country’s rivers, as reported in Listin Diario. He clarified this in response to recent reports of illegal mining activities in the Nizao River.

In response to reports of heavy machinery operating in the Nizao River, Mateo de los Santos assured that these excavators have been removed from the area. He acknowledged the challenges posed by illegal mining activities and pledged the Ministry’s commitment to protecting the country’s water resources.

De los Santos said: “Any heavy equipment that appears that is not from state-owned companies such as the Ministry of Public Works, the National Institute of Potable Water and Sanitation, or the Santo Domingo Water and Sewer Corporation...

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JD Jones

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How about the new PRM deputy's brother in Monte Cristi folks have been complaining about for weeks?

Following the complaint made three days ago by the Somos Pueblo Media channel about individuals allegedly identified as PRM leaders, including the brother of the new deputy Yohanny Martínez, known as Charry, who were illegally extracting sand in the area, we are informed that they have now moved to Villa Elisa in Monte Cristi to continue committing the crime.

 
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Does the Ministry have a do as I say and not as I do attitude.

One can bet there will be third parties who will extract from the rivers for their own profit under the Ministry's umbrella. Convenient loopholes? How this will be done are future media reports.

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PJT
 
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