Santo Domingo Dr.
Solid waste stains the green banks of the Ozama River in Sabana Perdida. At the same time, residents say they don’t know who the perpetrators are of the fact that garbage is clogged just meters away from the embankment of one of the country’s important rapids.
In the Colinas del Ozama neighborhood of Santo Domingo Norte, there was a piece of land that had been filled with waste by “stranger” neighbors, and when approached by journalists from Listin Diario, “they didn’t see anything or anyone.” I have never,” he says.
The vulnerability of this river has been affected for years by high levels of pollution from industrial waste, sunken ships, and poorly protected plus the number of families living on its banks, but new predators Has: Debris and material container trucks have not “discovered” these wastes and therefore see tributary banks as advantageous.
A Listín Diario reporter was able to observe a sewage outlet flowing directly into the Ozama River.
Last March, the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, through a cooperation agreement with Inversiones Factor Rucein (SRL), announced operations to clean up, flotate, cut, hoist, recycle, and relocate sunken boats on the Ozama River. this tributary. This corresponds to the rescue of the Ozama and Isabella rivers.
Similarly, Miguel Ceara Hatton recently said that rescuing and protecting the Ozama and Isabela rivers is a priority for this government, but no concrete action has been taken to protect them.
Interceptor 004 performed several cleanup operations in Ozama, collecting up to 9.4 tons of waste.
This is an agreement between the Ozama Isabella Presidential Commission, the Ocean Cleanup and the Office of the President as coordinator of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).