In addition to announcing a large investment in infrastructure for the tourism sector, the head of the Ministries Cabinet, Oscar Valdés Dancuart, also announced that the government anticipated to spend S/. 140 million (about US $52 million) for the recovery and conservation of Amazonian forests.
During his presentation to the full Congress, Valdés said the initiative will form part of a sustainable forest development, inclusive and competitive, which will comprise the forests in the departments of Loreto, Ucayali, Amazonas, San Martin, Madre de Dios, Huanuco, Pasco and Junin .
He also stated that Peru would call on the technical and financial support from the international community for the reforestation of the Peruvian Amazon.
The minister expressed his confidence that this action will receive international support, reminding everyone that Amazon deforestation is a concern that goes well beyond the borders of Peru.
In addition to the reforestation, he also stated that a concession for the improvement and maintenance of the seaworthiness of the Huallaga, Marañón, Ucayali and Amazon rivers has been approved. This move seeks to form a navigable waterway that is accessible 12 months a year.
What do you think of this plan? Do you think it is a good idea? Is it enough, or would you like to see more effort and money invested in reforestation and preservation of the Amazon?
Source: El Profesional