13 June 2013

Angola: Environment Ministry Presents Strategic Plan

Luanda — The Environment Ministry, through its Cross-border Committee, Thursday in Luanda, presented the Mayombe Forest Conservation Initiative Strategic Plan designed for the preservation of the ecosystems and forests.

The Strategic Plan was presented by the executive secretary of the Mayombe Initiative, Agostinho Chekai, who stressed that it serves to protect, restore and preserve the ecosystem.

In addition to the implementation of the ecosystem biodiversity, he added, the action also serves as a way to cooperate and hold dialogue among the countries and members of the Mayombe Initiative.

Agostinho Chekai also argued that the member countries are interconnected.

According to him, the growing interests policy is achieving its objectives. As an example, the official said that in September this year, the institution will adjust the new instrument to the cooperative systems.

On the other hand, he said that the Mayombe Initiative Executive Secretariat will move from Congo to Angola, thus responding to the call for the fund for the implementation of the plan estimated at USD 40 million.

He added that the most important is that Congo has met its original goals and now it is up to Angola to dignity the secretariat.

The Mayombe Initiative gathers Angola, Congo Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Gabon, Sao Tome and Principe and Equatorial Guinea.

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