Government will grant one million escudos from the Environment Fund to municipalities for investments

 

Praia, Aug 21 (Inforpress) – The Council of Ministers approved Friday, 18, the draft resolution approving environmental investment directives for the period 2017/2021, amounting 1 million escudos, to distributed to the 22 municipalities.

Speaking to the press on Saturday, 19, the Minister of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers added that with this project the Government is fulfilling its commitment with the mayors to amend the law in which 60 percent (%) of the Environment Fund resources would be distributed “to the 22 municipalities of the country,”in a fair manner”, and in agreement the investment plan would be defined throughout the legislature.

According to Fernando Elísio Freire, the money to be distributed to the 22 municipalities should be invested in projects of environmental protection, insertion and environmental requalification.

“The municipalities that received zero before the Environment Fund budget will receive one million escudos in the next four years. It is a very strong Government investment in the policy of decentralization and for the improvement of the environment of the islands,” he said.

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