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DOE Opens Office in San Pedro

DOE Opens Office in San Pedro

DOE Opens Office in San Pedro

The Department of Environment (DOE) today officially opened its office in San Pedro Town.

The office opens avenues for development and change on Ambergris Caye, as the D.O.E. is responsible for managing natural resources, preserving and protecting the environment, and controlling pollution.

The office houses three departments: NEMO, DOE, and the Forest Department.

Minister of Sustainable Development and Climate Change Orlando Habet told News Five, “I think it is very important because it lends itself to a lot of collaboration and partnership.”
“It also reduces costs in terms of transportation. It reduces time because when you get a call to do some inspection or some type of compliance for the forest or the Department of Environment then you have to send people from Belmopan to here. It costs you in hotel and food and everything else. So I think that really helps us”, added Minister Habet.

During the opening, Minister of the Blue Economy and Disaster Risk Management Andre Perez stated, “We come together to celebrate a very historic occasion…We are ensuring that the people of San Pedro are served well. Not only San Pedro, of course, but Caye Caulker, Caye Chapel, and other islands, including Turneffe.”

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