Honorable Minister for the Environment and Rural Modernization, Cozier Frederick
Honorable Minister for the Environment and Rural Modernization, Cozier Frederick says his ministry has every intention to include green spaces in the aesthetics and development plan for the island.
He was speaking at a holiday event at the newly-renovated Peebles Park on Monday evening.
Hon Frederick revealed that the Peebles Park, a popular relaxation spot on the fringes of the city, cost $512,000 to overhaul.
“Our Ministry partnered with a consultant and also did some redesigning of this park and added all sorts of trees and flowers. When you interact with this phase, you will find out that there are over 500 new plants… including palms.”
The bins are being built offsite for placement in the park.
The Ministry is proud of 60 planters recently distributed in Roseau and Portsmouth meant to increase the green in both towns.
Additionally, Government’s national reforestation project also has that aim – to create more green spaces with a goal of one million trees.
“We expect to have in 2020, a number of trees planted and we have thus far received support from the United Nations Environment Program as we continue to expand on this initiative and we are encouraging every Dominican to join in the movement to plant trees at your home, at your schools, close to your places of worship, your workplace and within your communities.”
Monday’s event at the Peebles Park featured free reusable bags for guests, live entertainment from popular acts, caroling and life-size cartoon characters for the children.