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01/02/2018 08:07:33

Haiti - Environment : Many announcements of Minister Georges
Wednesday at a press conference, Pierre Simon Georges the Minister of the Environment, took stock of several environmental measures, particularly on the exploitation of quarries recalling that http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-23422-haiti-security-towards-a-more-rational-and-safe-exploitation-of-quarries.html "The uncontrolled exploitation of quarries in the country constitutes a public danger for the entire population, particularly at Morne à Cabrit" http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-23300-haiti-notice-suspension-of-extraction-of-sand-at-the-morne-cabri.html

Regarding the hunting of migratory birds and waterfowl that has just banned throughout the territory for 3 years http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-23250-haiti-notice-forbidden-hunting-in-haiti-for-3-years.html , he indicated that his Ministry was taking steps to protect bird species and asked all hunters "to have a citizen momentum to protect wildlife. "

Regarding the non-biodegradable and hard-to-recycle products found in the environment, he announced that a brigade would be formed composed of agents of Customs, Commerce, Justice and his Ministry, in order to address the problem, of forest conservation and the rehabilitation of degraded lands.

On polythene bags and expanded polystyrene items, he announced the deployment of specialized brigades http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-23433-haiti-notice-polyethylene-and-polystyrene-of-brigades-will-be-deployed.html but that globally, the situation has hardly changed today as to the presence of these products on the market, which continues to pollute our environment.

"We must fight against the use of polyethylene bags, inputs and objects made of expanded polystyrene (EPS or PS crystal or styrofoam) for food use such as trays, bottles, sachets, cups and plates," said the Minister firmly adding "The state intends to take its responsibilities to protect the population and the citizens through drastic measures for the protection of the environment. Anyone contravening the measures envisaged by the Haitian Government will be punished."

Finally, he announced "We have a big project to set up a waste incineration plant to produce electricity in the firstly in the West, which is expected to cost between 25 and 30 million US dollars" witout other details on the origin of the funding and the timing...

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