Rio De Janeiro — Angola will present Tuesday the level of implementation of the national Okavango/Zambezi project during a forum on the sidelines of the UN Summit on Sustainable Development Rio+20.
The meeting will be presided over by Angolan Environment minister, Maria de Fatima Jardim, and will be attended by representatives of member countries to the project in addition to the technicians and delegates from some countries at the works of the summit.
The approved SADC project by the heads of State, covers five regions of southern Africa.
The project aims at integration and protection of communities, socio-economic development of Angola, Zambia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Namibia, as well as the preservation of its biodiversity.
With a total of 278,000 km2, Angola holds the second major portion of 86,000km2, followed by Zambia with 97,000 of land.
At the head of the project for over 10 years, Angola defends approval of tropical forests that makes up more than a third of carbon emissions.
Policies on Conservation of Mayombe forest, which covers Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Congo Brazzaville will also be presented.
The deputy minister of Agriculture and Rural Development and Fisheries, Amaro Tati, the Secretary of State for Water, Luis Filipe da Silva, and technicians from various public sectors will attend the event.