Mozambique to spend US$50 million on combating deforestation in Sofala province

15 April 2011

Maputo, Mozambique, 15 April – The Mozambican government plans to spend US$50 million to boost its programme against deforestation in Sofala province, in the country’s central region, Mozambican television station, TVM reported.

According to TVM, cited by Chinese news agency Xinhua, the funding will be used to train staff who will be charged with protecting the province’s forests, which are being destroyed by out-of-control fires caused by a population unaware of the consequences that fire has for the environment.

Sofala province is extremely rich in various types of wood. (macauhub)