Cwa urged to support push against blacksoil plains
Mr. Hernández said the project would be an important step in the fight against deforestation, but in a statement on the official Facebook page of the government, Mr. Hernández declared, “Let it come to an end.”
He accused the government of blocking access to the project because the area of the forest was “poorly developed.” The government refused to say whether it had any connection with Mr. Hernández’s opposition parties.
In a comment posted on the official website of a major construction company, a Mr. Ramiro Montoya, Mr. Hernández said that the land under construction “is an area already under threat to the environment and the people of Central America.”
Advertisement Continue reading the main story
“It is a matter of conce우리카지노rn for the environment and local people in the region that an important project for construction could also threaten them,” Mr. Hernández said in his statement, referring to the project’s proposed 2-mile-wide canal across the area where the region’s indigenous culture was discovered.
Ne바카라사이트wsletter Sign Up Continue reading the main story Please verify you’re not a robot by clicking the box. Invalid email address. Please re-enter. You must select a newsletter to subscribe to. Sign Up You will receive emails containing news content, updates and promotions from The New York Times. You may opt-out at any time. You agree to receive occasional updates and special offers for The New York Times’s products and services. Thank you for subscribing. An error has occurred. Please try aga바카라사이트in later. View all New York Times newsletters.
The area, which lies across a river from the country’s borders with Honduras and Guatemala, is one of the least developed parts of Central America. In the 1950s and ’60s, large oil and gas operations were completed in the area. But a large dam in 2008 was built to divert water from the area, causing widespread destruction in a region already suffering from dry conditions.
With this new dam, the government sought to protect the natural beauty of the forest but also sought to build what critics called a giant, expensive and costly hydroelectric project.
By 2015, there were almost three million square feet of new concrete and steel dam walls covering an area covering about 600 square miles, and it was already one of the most expensive dam projects in Central America, with the $36-million cost forecast to grow to $100 million per yea