EMERGENCY NUMBERS
  • Municipal Police Coxen Hole: 2445-0416
  • Municipal Police Los Fuertes: 2445-3438
  • Red Cross: 3372-2582
  • Fire Brigade: 2445-0430 or 9919-8960
  • Municipal Police Coxen Hole: 2445-0416
  • Municipal Police Los Fuertes: 2445-3438
  • Red Cross: 3372-2582
  • Fire Brigade: 2445-0430 or 9919-8960
  • Municipal Police Coxen Hole: 2445-0416
  • Municipal Police Los Fuertes: 2445-3438
  • Red Cross: 3372-2582
  • Fire Brigade: 2445-0430 or 9919-8960
  • Municipal Police Coxen Hole: 2445-0416
  • Municipal Police Los Fuertes: 2445-3438
  • Red Cross: 3372-2582
  • Fire Brigade: 2445-0430 or 9919-8960
  • Municipal Police Coxen Hole: 2445-0416
  • Municipal Police Los Fuertes: 2445-3438
  • Red Cross: 3372-2582
  • Fire Brigade: 2445-0430 or 9919-8960

COMMUNIQUE on stop of new construction from the company RECO

COMMUNIQUE on stop of new construction from the company RECO

The Municipality of Roatan, of the Department of Bay Islands, to the Honduran population in general and the foreign community, again makes public the following: Faced with the construction in development by the company Roatan Electric Company (RECO) of an electric power generating plant based on more than a million gallons of propane gas; the Municipality of Roatan lets know to the public opinion that before the lack of respect that the company has demonstrated by refusing to be subjected to meet the requirements necessary to develop the work in question, we issue the following statement.

1. The company RECO “does not count” with the environmental permit from the Department of Environment (MIAMBIENTE) required for the construction of the power generation plant, constituting a violation of the Article 79 of the General Environmental Law which establishes that: It can not be
executed the work or activity referred to in the preceding article without having approved the evaluation and has been granted the proper authorization.

2. The company RECO “does not count” with building permits from the Municipality of Roatan, has also disobeyed orders of work stoppage issued by the Department of Planning, constituting a violation of the Excise Tax plan which establishes in its Article No. 16 …. The construction of building of any nature, whether urban or suburban, will require the construction permit issued by the Planning Department of the Municipality of Roatan

3. The project under construction by the company RECO is located partially in the Marine National Park of the Bay Islands, which is a protected area and considering that the intended project is classified
as N.4 category that is a mega project, which requires an environmental assessment (EsEIA)
same that must be subjected to a “Public Consultation” which has not been made in any of its phases, resulting in another violation of the rules of SINEIA which in its Article No. 59 states: The project proponent subjected to the environmental assessment, in accordance with the terms of reference established by MIAMBIENTE, must involve the neighboring population of the project area, at the earliest possible stage of the process of elaboration of the Study of Environmental Impact Assessment (EsEIA).

Based on the above, the Municipality of Roatan reiterates its commitment and support to private investment and their respect for national and local legislation, thus protecting the health and physical and emotional integrity of our people, also calls public institutions like BICA, ROATAN MARINE PARK, ZOLITUR, ICF, MIAMBIENTE, to join the defense of the rights of the communities in the municipality of Roatan, of living in an environment developed in a sustainable manner and especially in environmental protection, since that if we contaminate it, we destroy it or divide it our future generations will not be able to live in a green and healthy planet that is what we want to bequeath them.

Given at 12 days of July 2016.

Signed by Mayor Dorn Ebanks

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