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Peru-Bolivia Binational Cabinet prioritizes environmental matters

16:52 | Ilo (Moquegua region), Jun. 25.

Environmental matters are a priority in the agenda of the Presidential Meeting and 5th Peru-Bolivia Binational Cabinet, Peruvian Environment Minister Lucia Ruiz affirmed Tuesday.

In this sense, the high-ranking official explained the priorities —set by the Inca country— are based on four thematic axes: environment and cross-border hydrological resources; security and defense; economic development and social policies; plus infrastructure for integration and development. 

Likewise, Minister Ruiz held a meeting with Bolivian Environment and Water Minister Carlos Ortuño in order to coordinate joint work actions aimed at improving the quality of life of the people living in border towns. 

Concerning environment and cross-border hydrological resources, she affirmed Peru will adopt commitments with the purpose of restoring the environment and protecting the biological diversity in Lake Titicaca

The official went on to add one of the priorities is the management of wastewater, as it represents the main pollution source in the area. 

Furthermore, this axis addresses the remedying of environmental damage caused by mining activities, as well as the forestry resources, wild fauna, and protected natural areas. 

The Presidential Meeting and the 5th Peru-Bolivia Binational Cabinet took place in Ilo City.


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Published: 6/25/2019
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