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Haina landfill fire continues to be brought under control

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Today, the Haina landfill fire continues to be smothered, with the support of the Ministry of Public Works that sent more work units to the fire that has been affecting the community and has been fought for 15 days. Pictured: Mayor Osvaldo Rodríguez Hoy Duany Nuñez 12-10-2019

Yesterday the Ministry of Public Works reported that it reinforced the heavy equipment and brigades that work towards extinguishing the Haina landfill fire. The work has gone on for two weeks, although according to the agency in the last 48 hours it has decreased substantially.

Minister Ramón Pepín, who visited the landfill, said that there were ten tanker trucks, two backhoes, a bulldozer, and brigades made up of more than a hundred men equipped with mini-loaders, wheelbarrows, and rakes. There are also two trucks of the Corps Fire Department assigned to 9-1-1.

In a document, he said that they tripled the number of resources and requested the collaboration of other institutions to extinguish the fire in the shortest possible time. This action will give the Haina community a break from all the smoke received in the last two weeks.

He promised the community that Public Works would work intensely 24 hours to put out the fire in the shortest possible time and hopes to control the situation in the coming days.

Pepin explained that the place is not a landfill, but a garbage dump. They have found a lot of flammable material such as tires, which have made it more difficult to extinguish.

He thanked God because they work “intensely” with the Public Works staff, the town hall, and other institutions to end the situation in a short time.

According to the text, the mayor of Haina, Osvaldo Rodríguez, said that if it were not for the support of the Ministry of Public Works, the community would be in serious trouble.

“As mayor, together with the great help of the Ministry of Public Works, we assume our responsibility to stifle the fire in the shortest time.”

Regarding the tires, he said he would take measures “since they are prohibited from being thrown in the landfill, but often they are hidden along with other rubble.”





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Civic group demands a fence along entire 388KM Haiti border

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Santo Domingo.- Civic and Social Front president, Isaías Ramos, on Fri. called on the population to demand the continuity of the perimeter fence along the entire 388-kilometer Dominican Republic-Haiti border.

Ramos said that it’s not difficult to traffic illegal aliens at the border, “where today there is abundance of chaos, disorder, anarchy and insecurity that affect our sovereignty, the security of our citizens and authorities.”

He said i’is not enough to build 50 or 60 km that will only move the illegal operation and make it a little more difficult.





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Dominican Republic’s military to monitor commuters

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Santo Domingo.- The Defense Ministry will expand the video surveillance system through real-time monitoring of the entire routes of the Metro and the Cable Car of Santo Domingo, (MIDE), according to an agreement signed with the Transport Reform Office (OPRET).

The agreement signed on October 30 stipulates that the objective is to facilitate “the interconnection of the Command Center, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence to the OPRET Video Management Systems, for real-time monitoring, in the different Metro and Cable Car lines.”

It adds that OPRET will provide the necessary access to Defense, which allows the connection to the systems, for real-time monitoring of the different lines of the Metro and Cable Car of Santo Domingo.

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All fuel prices remain unchanged

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Santo Domingo.- Fuel prices (in gallons) for the week from December 21 to 28 remain unchanged:

Premium gasoline RD$229.10.

Regular gasoline RD$214.20.

Regular diesel at RD$181.10.

Optimal diesel RD$193.80.

Avtur RD$144.30.

Kerosene RD$170.90.

Fuel oil RD$92.06.

Propane (LPG) RD$101.00.

Natural gas remains at RD$28.97 per cubic meter.





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