Government creates State-owned forest management company

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forrestIn response to this summer’s devastating fires, the Government has decided to hand over the management of Portugal’s forests to a company that will be created in 2018.

The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development announced to parliament on Tuesday that "the government has decided and will have an allocation in this State Budget, to create a public company for forest management. We want the state to advance, to set an example and to have a more proactive attitude that demonstrates to society that it is possible to manage forests under a new system."



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