20 February 2013

Angola: Environment Ministry Prepares Project to Support Disaster Risks

Luanda — The Ministry of Environment and its partners are drafting a project aimed to promote Resistant Development to Climate and Reinforcement of Adapting Capacity so as to support the disaster risks in basin of Cuvelai.

According to a press note from the ministry that reached Angop on Wednesday, the project, which is estimated at USD 28.5 million, is part of the implementation policies, strategies and programmes of sustainable development of the Angolan executive.

The document reads that the project aims to strengthen the knowledge and understanding of climate variability and induced threats by the climate changes namely pouring rains that has been hitting for several years Namibe province and the southern region of the country, as well as other zones considered vulnerable and previously selected.

Supported by the Global Environment Fund (GEF) and other UN agencies, this project will soon start and it will permit to respond quickly the adverse meteorological conditions.

This project, led by the Ministry of Environment, counts on the participation of the Ministries of Agriculture and Rural Development, Energy and Water, provincial governments of Cunene and Namibe, as well as the civil protection services.

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