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The Government of Portugal is to contribute EUR 150,000 for conservation training in Gorongosa National Park (PNG), central Mozambique, visiting Portuguese Minister of Environment and Energy Transition, João Matos Fernandes, announced on Monday.
Minister Fernandes said that the aid was part of Portugal’s contribution to the reconstruction of the infrastructure destroyed by Cyclone Idai in central Mozambique last March.
Gorngosa National Park “is a very well organised area, but suffered greatly from the passage of the cyclone,” Fernandes noted.
Support will be channelled to small-scale projects in the area of conservation training and capacity building.
Fernandes signed the protocol releasing the aid with the Gorongosa Foundation yesterday, reiterating Portugal’s commitment to supporting the reconstruction of infrastructure destroyed by Cyclone Idai and citing the construction of a water treatment station in Beira as another instance.
On Monday, June 10, João Matos Fernandes visited the city of Beira to witness first-hand the damage caused by Cyclone Idai and Portugal’s involvement in reconstruction efforts. He then joined the the Portuguese community there to celebrate Portugal’s National Day.Source: Lusa
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