Dominican Republic to buy anti-seaweed barriers

[Dominican Republic] The government of the Dominican Republic will call for tenders to buy barriers to keep the seaweed (Sargassum) from swamping the coast of the country, whose economy is heavily dependent on its beaches.

Environment minister Bautista Rojas made the announcement in a meeting at Environment with officials of the Council of Municipalities and of Tourism Infrastructure Dept. (CEIZTUR) , whose director Kirsis de los Santos said the barriers costs US$250 per square meter.

Although she didn’t specify the number of meters required, the official cited the case of Boca Chica Beach, which she affirms has 800,000 square meters.

She said the barriers will be placed in Juan Dolio and Guayacanes, and some other beaches in the country´s southern coast.

De los Santos said operation to clean up the seaweed starts this week, and will increase with additional 700 workers, in addition to the 581 already working in crews.


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