This is a project for the systematic study of 585,000.00 square kilometers of marine areas and is the first time in the American history that covers a space of such magnitude with an integral vision.
The Bolivarian Government, through the Ministry of Popular Power for the Environment (Minamb) and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) signed a co-financing agreement to strengthen the system of the Marine and Coastal Protected Areas of the country with an investment of approximately $ 20 million.
The initiative comes to fill a gap that existed regarding the coastal basic information. It is a wise state policy on sustainability, as it proposes the development of these offshore territorial areas, with projects of various types of fishing on the islands fields, as well as the visualization of the use of these areas for tourism, which could eventually become the second entry of foreign exchange.
The contribution of UNEP through the Global Environment Facility (GEF) is 8 million dollars. The remaining 12 will be funded for more than 20 national institutions involved in the development and implementation of the project, which will have a term of 7 years, so it is an institutional leverage for the development of those spaces.
Alfred Misai, representative of the United Nations (UN) in the country, said that “it is a building project which will help Venezuela to grow and improve in the use of their technological resources. It is a paradigm shift an advance on the right of life, for these and future generations. This is a type of cooperative effort that will allow the growth not only to the country but also to Latin America. ”
FROM | Venezuelan News Agency
Translated by Mariana Jaramillo Wong | ANCA24
Source: AVN via Blue Channel