10 December 2012

Angola: State Protects National Environment

Luanda — The national director of Environment, Câmia de Carvalho, said on Monday in Luanda that the Angolan State, through the Ministry of Environment, is taking necessary measures to protect more and more the environment.

The director said so to the press under the training on technicians in general knowledge of auditing contingency and environmental spill that is taking place on 10-14 December, being promoted by AGRI-PRO Ambiente Consultores Company, in partnership with Angolan company of ESSANT, Ministry of Environment and Executive Secretariat of the Contingency Committee for spill.

She said that it was approved in 2012 the decree that clearly defines the sanctions for pollution in national waters, reason why the state is empowering staff so as to act in case of spills and pollution in national waters.

The training aims to build capacity of technicians so that they may be skilful to implement auditing on environmental impact.

The event is being attended by technicians of the Ministry of Environment, member of the executive committee, representatives of defence, oil, interior and Sonangol.

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