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Tue, 28 Aug 2018 11:13 - Updated Tue, 28 Aug 2018 11:12

Unplanned urban growth increases vulnerability - Hermenegildo Félix

Luanda - Accelerated and unplanned urban growth has led to an increase in urban vulnerability, said Monday in Luanda, the Interior Secretary of State for Technical Assurance, Hermenegildo Félix.

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Interior Secretary of State for Technical Assurance, Hermenegildo José Félix (left)

Photo: Cortesia de Edições Novembro/Arquivo

He added that, in addition to this, the country does not yet have a detailed and comprehensive disaster risk profile, with a view to land management, preparedness for response, agricultural management, livestock and forestry.

The official was speaking during the opening ceremony of the "National Seminar on Disaster Risk Reduction", taking place from 27 to 31 of this month.

According to the official, during the seminar, participants will be equipped with risk profile modeling techniques and improved knowledge of probabilistic risk assessment.

He said that the financing of integrated strategy in the proposal of drawing financial mechanisms for reduction and disaster risk management could generate in the country greater growth and economic and social development.

The opening of the seminar was attended by the ministers of Education, Cândida Teixeira, Social Action, Family and Women's Promotion, Victória da Conceição, and Territory Planning, Ana Paula de Carvalho, UN representatives, diplomats, commanders of the civil protection and firefighters service, among other guests.

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