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The Mozambican government on Tuesday approved the Master Plan for Risk and Disaster Reduction for the period 2017-2030.
Speaking to reporters in Maputo, after the weekly meeting of the Council of Ministers (Cabinet), the government spokesperson, the Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism, Ana Comoana, said the plan seeks to avoid disaster risk through increasing resilience to extreme and recurrent climate events.
The plan, she added, is based on the disaster management law passed by the Mozambican parliament in 2014, and on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) approved by the United Nations for the period 2015-2030.
In addition to dealing with floods and droughts, Comoana continued, the plan “prioritises sustainable management of natural events, training and professionalising those involved in this, organisation of the territory as a crucial question, and monitoring”.
The plan, she said, should promote a culture of speedy response to and recovery from disasters.
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