The Dominican Republic is one of the four ICAO states that have Feasibility Studies for the development of sustainable fuel for international civil aviation.
The Dominican Government, represented by several ministries, by the institutions of the aeronautical sector and by several agencies specialized in environmental protection, signed this Monday the Santo Domingo Declaration agreement, which seeks to implement a roadmap for the development and use of sustainable alternative fuels for civil aviation in the Dominican Republic.
Introducing the signing of the agreement, the acting director general of the Dominican Civil Aviation Institute, Hector Porcella, noted that the Dominican Republic is one of the four ICAO states that have Feasibility Studies for the development of sustainable fuel for international civil aviation and has an action plan for the reduction of CO2 emissions from the sector.
He said that the celebration in the country of the ICAO Regional Meeting for North, Central America and the Caribbean and for the South American Regional Environmental Protection Office, is a recognition of the willingness of the Dominican State to continue working on the control of carbon emissions in aviation activity and the adoption of urgent measures to reverse the global impact of climate change.
“We especially appreciate the support that this initiative has received from President Luis Abinader and the ministries and specialized government agencies to promote this commitment,” said Porcella.
Among the government institutions committed to the Santo Domingo declaration, he cited the Ministry of the Presidency, represented by its head Joel Santos Echavarría; the Ministry of Energy and Mines, represented by its head Antonio Almonte; the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources, and its minister Miguel Ceara Hatton; the Ministry of Economy, Planning and Development and its minister Pavel Isa Contreras; the Ministry of Agriculture and its minister Limber Cruz López; together with the president of the Civil Aviation Board, José Marte Piantini; the executive director of the Airport Department, Víctor Pichardo; the executive vice-president of the Climate Change and Clean Development Mechanism Council, Max Puig.
Likewise, the general director of the National Energy Commission, Edward Antonio Veras; the general director of the Dominican Institute for Quality, Lorenzo Ramirez; the executive director of the State Sugar Council, Rafael Burgos Gomez; the president of the Dominican Petroleum Refinery, Leonardo Aguilera; and yours truly, Hector Porcella, in his capacity as interim general director of the Dominican Civil Aviation Institute.
Learn More: FLIGHTS