19 January 2013

Angola Celebrates National Environment Day

Luanda — Angola, through the Ministry of Environment, will be celebrating its National Day of Environment on January 31, with firm and simple attitudes to correct mistakes noted in the treatment of solid wastes daily produced by the population and public and private companies.

This year, when the day is being celebrated for the 37th time, the Ministry of Environment and its partners continue implementing basic actions to gradually lessen the problems linked to the protection of the environment.

As part of the challenges and commitments undertaken locally and internationally, the government of Angola , through its Environment Ministry, has been for long fighting for a purer environment, through the drafting and enforcement of laws that promote such expectations like the Strategic Plan on Waste Management.

Based on various laws currently in force, the realisation of a sustainable development, within the framework of the Millennium Development Goals, is one of the targets of the country, without neglecting the future of the coming generations.

In celebrating one more day, the ministry and its partners will once again encourage the population to think more about the environment in a more comprehensive way, considering both the living beings and their habitats.

During the "Environment Week" celebrations that will be starting in the coming seven days, the ministry will also undertake activities that seek to raise awareness from the various social sectors on the need for sustainable living standards that promote a balanced management of the natural resources and improve the living of the populations.

Public debates, lectures, cleaning campaigns and tree planting will be part of the activities of the celebrations of the National Day of Environment.

The main event of the celebrations of the Janeiro 31 will once again take place in central Kwanza Sul province,

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