US government assists with efforts to close open landfills; program to start in Samana

Dolores

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The United States Embassy in Santo Domingo, through the Agency for International Development (USAID), signed a memorandum of understanding with the Special Programs Agency of the Presidency (PROPEEP) to support the remediation and closure of open landfills and develop new state-of-the-art regional infrastructure as part of a Solid Waste Master Plan. The memorandum was signed under the framework of the Clean Cities, Blue Ocean (CCBO) program that is supporting the Dominican government efforts to advance in the management of solid waste and includes the closure of open landfills, the development of a regional sanitary landfill, and solid waste management programs.



The program aims to support the national government in advancing solid waste management and implementing scalable waste and recycling solutions. The effort backs the closing of eight open...

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Eugene_A

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I have read such news many time during last ten years. And every time all money dedicated to solve landfills problem are stolen and nothing is fixed. The whole once beautiful country is becoming a big open landfill.
 

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That happens when they take the money and give all their relatives jobs.
Extremely difficult to put a positive spin on a landfill. Some have the possibility of useing the methane gas produced to power their operation. Still an eyesore though.
Prediction: 25 years from now, self sustaining hilltop gated communities.