Santo Domingo. – A Canadian military aircraft with over 52,000 pounds of machinery, tools and various technologies to help the rescue of the two miners locked up in the Cerro de Maimón . for a week, will arrive at José Francisco Peña Gómez Las Américas International Airport this Sunday at 8:00 PM.
The aircraft, departing at 4:00 PM from the Val-d’Or Regional Airport in Canada, will be received by the Vice President Raquel Peña and a delegation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
By shipping the equipment, it is responding to President Luis Abinader’s request to the Federal Government of Canada, which was announced during his visit last Thursday to the facilities of the mine of the Dominican Mining Corporation (CORMIDOM) to give an encouraging message to the miners Gregory Alexander Méndez Torres and Carlos Yépez Ospina.
Equipment supplied includes a Cubex Model 6200 drill, which weighs over 25,000 pounds with its mast, and an R-110 Cubex Booster. Also reinforcement of 8,500-pound equipment, tool boxes, rod racks, transformers and miscellaneous equipment make up the rest of the equipment for this type of operation.
The aid, coordinated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MIREX) and the Dominican Ambassador to Canada, Michelle Cohen, was supplied by Machines Roger International, a mining company based in Val-d’Or, Canada. It is being carried out in coordination, in addition to MIREX, with the Ministry of Defense, the Canadian Forces and their counterparts in the Dominican Republic.
CORMIDOM, It is a Dominican company which manages and operates an underground metal mine in Cerro Maimón, province of Monseñor Nouel.
As part of the proceedings, Ambassador Cohen has been in direct contact with Lieutenant General Carlos Luciano Díaz Morfa, Secretary of Defense; Antonio Almonte Reynoso, Minister of Energy and Mining; Miguel de Peña, mining adviser to the executive; Christine Laberge, Canadian Ambassador to the Dominican Republic and Elizabeth Mena, Vice President of CORMIDOM.