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Santo Antão: Future landfill could cost “at least” five million dollars – Government

Porto Novo, Aug 29 (Inforpress) – Santo Antão’s future landfill will cost “at least” five million dollars, an investment that is beyond the Government’s plans, which it expects before that, in partnership with the municipalities, provide the island with an improved landfill. The municipalities of Santo Antão insist on the need to build a landfill …

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About 1500 dwellings in rehabilitation under the PRRA – Minister of Infrastructure

Praia, Aug 29 (Inforpress) – About 1.500 low-income households are being rehabilitated across the country under the Rehabilitation, Restoration and Accessibility Programme (PRRA), implemented by the Government in partnership with City Halls. The programme, estimated at 11 million escudos and whose implementation started in 2019, was being evaluated during a meeting between the Government and …

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Porto Novo: Peasants are “lively” start sowing after the first rains

Porto Novo,  Aug 27 (Inforpress) – Peasants in various locations in the countryside of Porto Novo, Santo Antão, are “lively” by the first rains in recent days in this municipality and have already started sowing, hoping that by September it rain more. In the Northern Highlands, farmer Marciano Guilherme told Inforpress that this zone has …

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Maio: Maio Biodiversity Foundation has registered over 4000 nests mid-season

Porto Inglês, Aug 23 (Inforpress) – The Maio Biodiversity Sea Turtle Patrol and Protection Coordinator said today that the NGO has registered over 4000 nests, when the sea turtle protection season is almost halfway through. Speaking to Inforpress, Leno dos Passos said that so far “everything is going smoothly”, stressing that the mid-term balance “is …

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Brava: Furna locality hosts the island’s first environment fair

Nova Sintra, Aug 22  (Inforpress) – Furna, Brava, hosts the island’s first environment fair on Saturday, 24th, an activity that will take place under the theme “Preserve natural resources”. This information was forwarded to Inforpress by the Ministry of Agriculture and Environment technician and member of the Biflores Association, Cezinanda Martins, who explained that this …

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Porto Novo: Farmers in Ribeira das Patas want MAA support to install drip irrigation system

Porto Novo, Aug 14 (Inforpress) – Farmers in Ribeira das Patas, Porto Novo, still use the flood irrigation system, which has resulted in the waste of scarce water resources available in that watershed, with a negative impact on their own agricultural production. For this reason, the farmers from this valley, one of the largest in …

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São Vicente: Biosphere 1 calls for “urgent measures” to end “turtle killing” by stray dogs

Mindelo, Aug 9 (Inforpress) – The president of the Biosphere Environmental Association 1 urged authorities to take “urgent measures” to end the “killing of sea turtles” by stray dogs, which already has three cases in São Vicente. At this point, as Tommy Melo told Inforpress, the association has been facing dogs “voraciously attacking” turtles and …

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Brava: Natural pools in Fajã and Cadjetinha beach will have better conditions for summer 2020

Nova Sintra, Aug 8 (Inforpress) – The bathing sea areas identified this year in Brava will be endowed with better conditions, allowing better and greater security for those who seek them. The information was presented to the press by the mayor of Brava, Francisco Tavares, during a visit by the director of Environmental Sanitation, at …

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Brava: Law prohibiting fishermen from staying on Rombos islets will be revised – minister

Nova Sintra, Aug 5 (Inforpress) – The law that prohibits fishermen and tourists or visitors from staying on the Rombos islets, as it is an integral reserved area, will be revised to seek a “best solution” for everyone. The guarantee was given to the press on Saturday by the Minister of Tourism and Transport and …

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City Hall of Praia: Civil Protection Officer says service is “minimally prepared” for rain

Praia, Aug 5 (Inforpress) – Celestino Afonso, director of the Civil Protection Service of City Hall of Praia, said the institution was “minimally prepared” to cope with any floods in the city of the capital. According to him, for “punctual interventions” in the preparation and restoration of normality during the rainy season, a budget of …

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