The reforestation programme in the provinces of Zambezia and Cabo Delgado, located in the central and northern regions of Mozambique, respectively, will cost US$47 million, the Mozambican government spokesman said on Tuesday.
Mouzinho Saide said after a cabinet meeting that the reforestation programme of those two provinces is part of the National Sustainable Development Programme and the “Floresta em PÃ©” (Standing Forest), the largest forestry project in Mozambique.
The Floresta em PÃ© project is the main programme of the National Forestry Directorate, an organization under the Ministry of Land, Environment and Rural Development, and is based on five key ideas: conservation and enhancement of forests, financial sustainability of forestry activities, training, transparency and access to information and mitigation of climate change.
Forest covers about 70% of the total area of â€‹â€‹Mozambique, about 40.1 million hectares, with 26.9 million hectares of timber-producing forests and 13.2 million hectares of conservation areas. (macauhub)