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Sustainable fire management project in the country budgeted at around 42 million dollars

About 42 million dollars is how much the sustainable fire management project in the country will cost. The information was provided by Ludmila Sayovo, project coordinator and FAO representative, who also indicated that this is an initiative that “is expected to take about seven years”.


"It is a project that is expected to last around seven years with a budget of approximately 42 million dollars", said the official, quoted by Rádio Nacional de Angola (RNA).

According to RNA, some specialists from the Ministry of the Environment and the FAO are in Malanje with the aim of gathering data on fires in the Cangandala National Park and in the Luando Integral Reserve, for the execution of a report on the sustainable management of fires.

On the occasion, Luís Constantino, a representative of the ministry, considered that the country's forests "have been suffering" from the fires and that the implementation of this project will help to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases.

"Our forests have been suffering a lot from fires and Malanje is no exception. We can see that this project will help the country, mainly in reducing the emission of greenhouse gases", he said, also quoted by RNA.

Regarding emissions, Ludmila Sayovo mentioned that from the moment it is possible to "measure the baseline on what is emitted", it will be possible, "over the years of project implementation, to know how much has been reduced".

"From the moment we can measure the baseline on what is emitted, over the years of project implementation, we will know how much has been reduced by the adoption of practices by the communities. As a result, we will find out how much has been reduced in terms of emissions and this amount of emissions reduction will revert to funds for communities through the sale of carbon credits on the international market", she said.

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