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Ministry of the Environment to Begin Project to Protect Marine Areas

This project is supported by UNDP and the Global Environment Fund

The Ministry of People’s Power for the Environment (Minamb), through the Technical Directorate of Coastal Zones had an institutional meeting to share technical information about the Project to Strengthen the System of Protected Marine Areas in Venezuela. This project was approved by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Global Environment Fund (GEF).

The meeting allowed for the presentation of the executive projects of Minamb on the subjects of Biodiversity, Environmental Quality, National Cartography, and the characteristics of different activities that are being carried out in the Coastal zones.
The benefits of this project guarantee the development of the coastal regions of the country, under the parameters of environmental protection, which strengthen national sovereignty.

The Vice minister of Ordination and Administration of the Environment of Minamb Sergio Rodriguez assured that the execution of this Project will establish environmental regulations to monitor the conditions of the maritime regions of the country. “Minamb has completed environmental studies at specific points in our waters, where they will execute a wide range of projects such as, the Coastal Gas Plan, consolidated by PDVSA, in which there is 165,000 square kilometers of maritime space.”

Considering the importance of Biodiversity in the marine and coastal areas, the Project to Strengthen the System of Protected Marine Areas of Venezuela will be achieved with Financing from the GEF and the Bolivarian Government of Venezuela.
Prensa Minamb, Press Unit of the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the United States/ May 13, 2009

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