Santo Antão: Government creates inter-ministerial team to propose measures to prevent and combat forest fires

 

Porto Novo, June 21 (Inforpress) – The Government will soon “advance” with the creation of an inter-ministerial team to propose solutions have to do with the reinforcement of measures to prevent and combat forest fires in Cabo Verde.

The information was released Tuesday, in Santo Antão, by the Minister of Agriculture and Environment, Gilberto Silva, during a visit to the forestry perimeter in East Plateau, which last week was hit by a large fire.

According to Gilberto Silva, the aim is to reinforce forestry interventions in Cabo Verde, to focus on strengthening fire-fighting equipment and tools, as well as training local teams and fire brigades, as well as raising awareness.

“We will also strengthen everything that has to do with the expertise that should be done in times of fire, know the causes and take preventive measures,” said the Minister of Agriculture and Environment, who went to Santo Antão to learn of the state of the East Plateau forest, after the fire, which burned 30 hectares of forest.

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