Norway to assist Angola with preserving its marine resources

25 November 2011

Luanda, Angola, 25 Nov – Norway plans to cooperate with Angola to preserve Angolan marine resources with the aim of protecting wildlife from potential oil spills, teh Environment ministers from both countries said in Luanda Thursday.

At the end of a meeting between Angolan minister, Maria de Fátima Jardim, and Norwegian minister, Erik Solheim, Jardim said that Norway planned to assist Angola in drawing up a strategic plan to preserve sea resources, based on drawing up a contingency programme.

“We talked about the contingency plan because we are seeing that, although oil companies in Angola have their own plans to deal with potential spills, the Environment Ministry has to increasingly capable, in itself, of solving such problems,” Jardim said according to Angolan news agency Angop.

The minister also said that Norway, as well as other activities including a project for preservation of the Maiombe forest, will provide support for training Angolan staff to carry out the emergency plan. (macauhub)