The Dominican Electricity Transmission Company (ETED) organized a reforestation day involving the recovery of the mangroves, through the extension of the same, with the planting of twelve hundred trees (1,200) of Button Mangrove, Alamo (Duartiana) and Beach Grape, in the surroundings of the beach Los Cuadritos of the Nigua Ecological Park, located in the municipality of San Gregorio de Nigua, San Cristóbal province.
The general administrator of ETED, engineer Martín Robles Morillo, explained that the reason for planting mangroves is that “these ecosystems have been diminishing nationally and globally in an alarming way” and indicated that the area chosen for reforestation is very impacted and the planting actions are fundamental for its recovery.
“The ecological rehabilitation of the Nigua coastline began at the end of 2009 and at ETED we want to contribute to the improvement of these ecosystems,” added Mr. Robles.
ETED’s objective is to contribute to reversing the loss and damage to the wetlands and mangroves, as part of the environmental education program and the social responsibility activities it carries out. It also aims to raise awareness among the company’s employees about the importance of these ecosystems for the habitat and the impact that poor waste management has on the biodiversity of our country.
These actions are part of the follow-up to the activities for the ”Reforestation Month” promoted by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources.
The activity was also attended by the Minister of the Environment, Orlando Jorge Mera, who recognized and congratulated the company for joining environmental education and implementing initiatives that promote the importance of the care and preservation of the country’s ecosystems.
ETED’s Board Members, directors and collaborators, as well as other representatives of the Ministry of the Environment and special guests also participated.
ETED reiterates its commitment to collaborate in the mitigation of damages to the environment, with actions of cleaning, reforestation, waste management and care of ecosystems. And urges that, to unite the country with energy, it is necessary to be part of the solution to environmental problems.
Empresa de Transmisión Eléctrica Dominicana is a decentralized state-owned electric company, whose objective is to build, expand and operate the National Interconnected Electric System (SENI), to provide high voltage electric power transmission and fiber optic telecommunications services to the entire national territory.