Mozambique raises 50 mln USD for fight against deforestation

09:36, April 14, 2011      

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Mozambique has raised 50 million U. S. dollars to boost the fight against deforestation in the central province of Sofala, state television reported on Wednesday.

Televisao de Mocambique (TVM) said the money will spent in the technical training on professional personnel to protect the forests in the province.

According to the TVM, the province's forest is being wipe out by people who ignore environmental matters.

Citing government officials in Sofala, indiscriminate and uncontrolled fires are destroying forests in the region, causing climate change.

The central Sofala province is rich in wood, but indiscriminate and uncontrolled fires are preventing the region from producing more wood for export.

Timber is among Mozambique's hard currency earners, after fish, prawns, sugar, cotton and cashew nuts.

Source: Xinhua
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