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Bolivian President begins Green Lungs program

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La Paz,Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Luis Arce has launched today in the municipality of El Alto the Pulmones Verdes (Green Lungs) project by planting the first tree of a forest of native species to counter the climate change.

The initiative was presented by the Vice Minister of Coordination and Government Management, Gustavo Torrico, who initially proposed to start with a certain amount of trees to generate a small forest in El Alto,’ Gabriela Arauco, Director of Public Management in that government agency explained.

In an interview granted to Prensa Latina, Arauco said that the support of other ministries made possible to advance towards a larger and more ambitious project.

It will be the first forest with five hectares, five thousand seedlings, and it will not only be the planting stage, but the commitment of caring for them so that these trees reach the necessary size and give the expected result: to improve the microclimate, the ecosystem and increase water levels and forestation in that environment’, she said.

The director explained to this news agency that the most important thing is that Pulmones Verdes will provide the community with access to cleaner air.

Pulmones Verdes promotes an effort to mitigate global warming, the greenhouse effect, the reduction of permafrost, the loss of water and the climatic crisis, and for this the State and the society of Bolivia receive the support of the youth of El Alto, the public and private businessmen.

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