Mozambique to have environmental quality agency

9 November 2011

Maputo, Mozambique, 9 Nov – The Mozambican government is preparing to set up the National Agency for Environmental Quality Control, the deputy minister for Coordination of Environmental Action said Tuesday in Maputo.

Cited by Mozambican daily newspaper Notícias, the deputy minister said that the aim of the agency was to improve the ability to control the quality of the environment and ensure the quick analysis and treatment of samples of gases, dust, water and soil.

For this purpose in October the government nominated a commission that is working on the project to assess the total cost of setting up the laboratory planned for a building to be built from scratch.

The laboratory is likely to be built in Maputo province.

Mozambique recently became eligible to access REDD initiative funds from the World Bank, funded by the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility, which aims to assist 37 previously selected developing countries in reducing emissions and deforestation.

Mozambique currently goes to South Africa, Belgium and the United States to analyse environmental studies carried out in the country. (macauhub)