Power barge off a white sand beach in Azua?

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Muckraking journalist Altagracia Salazar warns of the installation of a power barge in a beach area in Azua. Salazar warns that the 200-megawatt power barge would be installed near Playa de los Negros, a pristine beach area. She questions the installation of the barge in a province that is working to position itself as a tourism destination taking advantage of its beaches.

Salazar says that barge installation had been rejected for the Boca Chica beach area in December 2021. She mentions the Karpowership company leading the initiative had been accused of corruption and even convicted in other countries.

Barges installed in the Ozama River have become a nightmare situation due to the complicities with past authorities and lack of action of the present authorities.

Salazar says the Powership Azua has received a land use permit from the municipality and a Ministry of Environment...

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Of course, there is a great demand for more and dependable energy in the DR. But at what cost? There is a power barge of unknown age and seaworthiness is destined to Playa Los Negros to be placed at or near the quay. It can be imagined the pueblo has concerns of a fuel spill damaging the beach area. However, there is no information of apprehensions about environmental concerns about the past and existing ship traffic using the landing. The placement* of the barge on a south coast location having some natural and no man made storm protection is a questionable act.

*a better protected placement would be behind the cayos, not at the back of the mouth of the port

Was this project well thought out?


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PJT
 
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Of course, there is a great demand for more and dependable energy in the DR. But at what cost? There is a power barge of unknown age and seaworthiness is destined to Playa Los Negros to be placed at or near the quay. It can be imagined the pueblo has concerns of a fuel spill damaging the beach area. However, there is no information of apprehensions about environmental concerns about the past and existing ship traffic using the landing. The placement* of the barge on a south coast location having some natural and no man made storm protection is a questionable act.

*a better protected placement would be behind the cayos, not at the back of the mouth of the port

Was this project well thought out?


Regards,

PJT
Why would the government think this out well? A private company would recognize the hurricane risk at least since it would be their own gear at risk for destruction. Government employees and elected officials have no stake in that kind of game.
 
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A bigger question is are there truly white sand beaches in Azua?
 
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I love Azua

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Nals, There are beautiful white sand beaches in Azua. I would like to show the pictures if someone could tell how to post jpeg files.