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Dominican Republic Says Renewable Energy Can Help Deal with Inequality

ASTANA – Dominican Energy and Mines Minister Antonio Isa Conde said on Monday during Dominican Republic National Day at Expo 2017 in Astana that renewable energy sources provide a way to fight inequality.

“We believe that renewable energy sources will help solve the problems of inequality if they are promoted on a small scale in remote regions that are not covered by conventional electric grids,” Isa Conde said.

“Currently, we’re developing a strategy for building microhydraulic facilities in remote areas. This changes the lives of people who, for the first time, can use household appliances, such as refrigerators, which improve the quality of life,” the Dominican energy and mines minister said.

The Dominican Republic is building the infrastructure needed to generate 800 MW of electricity from renewable sources, of which 600 MW will come from hydroelectric power plants, 135 MW from wind farms and 30 MW from biomass, Isa Conde said.

Dominican Ambassador Hans Dannenberg Castellanos, for his part, said his nation was looking to become a strategic partner for Kazakhstan in the Caribbean.

“We established diplomatic relations with Kazakhstan in 2012. We want to be a strategic partner of Kazakhstan’s in the Caribbean region, and Kazakhstan has become our strategic partner in Central Asia,” the ambassador said in a press conference.

Dannenberg noted that agreements were signed in the energy, tourism, justice and cultural areas during Dominican Foreign Minister Miguel Vargas’s visit to Kazakhstan in June.

“Tourism is one of the ways to strengthen cooperation between our two countries,” the ambassador said.

Dominican Republic National Day at Expo Astana featured an appearance by saxophonist and composer Sandy Gabriel, who founded and serves as director of the Grupo PP Jazz Ensemble.

Expo 2017 Astana, which seeks to reflect on the importance of moving toward a global energy system based on renewable sources, runs until Sept. 10 in the capital of the Central Asian country.

 

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