Sansoucí Port of Santo Domingo signed a services agreement with Codralux S.A, for purposes of sanitation and maintenance works in the Ozama River. Featuring an investment of RD$140million, the cleaning process will comprise the entire Port of Santo Domingo; entryway, dam and harbor area, including its critical points; as well as an expansion of Sans Soucí Tourist Port.
Jaime Castillo, CEO of Sans Soucí Ports, elaborated that the current agreement contemplates the sanitation works for the Ozama River above 250,000 square meters in waste and sediment.
“The Ozama River sanitation process is top priority to the Port of Santo Domingo, for it allows ensuring the proper functioning of our operations at the same time that it facilitates reception of vessels of vaster tonnage”, said Castillo.
“This sanitation process will improve the performance for arriving vessels to all terminals of the Port of Santo Domingo, allowing for increase in tourist visits, as well as imports and exports through the navigational waterways; asides increasing competitiveness and operational capacity of the port therein located”, he added. Castillo stated that the preservation and sanitation of the Ozama River is responsibility of everyone and it is also necessary to draft and implement national plans for the protection of this water resource.
“A greater commitment is required on behalf of the State, regarding the situation of the rivers Ozama and Isabela; it is precise to cover this topic of pollution reduction at its source, asides reuse, waste recycling and water treatment”, said Castillo. Among 30 and 40% of extracted material is waste, solid waste, which are dumped into the river hence firming at bottom and dragged by the stream.
Sansouci is a company in the Real State & Tourism portfolio of assets managed by VICINI.
The VICINI family has invested in different economic sectors in the Dominican Republic for over 140 years. VICINI is one of the companies that has contributed significantly to the development and industrialization of the country.
Source: El Caribe