|Final Phase of Ethanol Production Company |
Miguel Mejía, government minister without portfolio, received Brazilian Ambassador Ronaldo Edgar Dunlop in his office at the National Palace yesterday. They announced at the meeting that the installation of the country’s ethanol production company is nearing completion and will soon be capable of exporting.
“There are Brazilian companies that are already setting up in the DR and will begin exporting ethanol and later, in the second phase, will produce ethanol in the Dominican Republic…”
“There are Brazilian companies that are already setting up in the DR and will begin exporting ethanol and later, in the second phase, will produce ethanol in the Dominican Republic. The technology and capital are Brazilian and there is one in its final phase,” noted Mejía.
In this order, he explained that within one or two months this company will begin to mix ethanol with gasoline and he explained that this is part of the exchange between Brazil and the DR, according to the Presidential Office of Information, Press and Publicity.
Mejía said that the production of ethanol will be carried out with Dominican and Brazilian capital. “This has nothing to do with the government.” He added that the meeting with the Brazilian ambassador served to review the existing relations between this country and the Dominican Republic.
“All of you are award that there is an historic link between President Fernández and President Lula. This special friendship between the two presidents has facilitated peace among other things,” noted Miguel Mejía.
He said the ambassador of this South American country is undertaking activities that will further strengthen relations between the two countries. One of the activities involves the construction of a study center that will serve as a place where people can study Portuguese, the language of Brazil.
The Brazilian Ambassador said “we are here precisely to collaborate with my colleague at the embassy. We have a strong commercial presence here in the country and we are intensifying our relations even more.”
In terms of oil reserves discovered in his country, Ronaldo Edgar Dunlop talked about the need for cost analysis of the oil’s extraction and said that a diagnosis is being carried to determine how to proceed in that the recently discovered oil is very deep.