Summer is the season with the highest risk of forest fires, so inter-agency coordination, prevention and response studies are carried out throughout the year. In this context, the government is the Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries (MGAP), the National Emergency System (SINAE), the National Fire Brigade (DNB), the National Meteorology Institute (INUMET), and the Forest Producers Association (SPF) for the prevention of forest and field fires in summer.
The opening of the 2022-2023 bushfire prevention season will take place in Santa Teresa National Park, Rocha Department, with a press conference from the National Fire Department. Presidential Secretary Álvaro Delgado; Luis Alberto Heber, Minister of the Interior; Juan Ignacio Buffa, Undersecretary of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries; Defence, Rivera Elgue; National Fire Director; President of the Uruguay Meteorological Institute Ricardo Riaño, Pablo Cabrera and officials of the Forest Producers Association.
CHAMBER OF SENATERS: TAX REDUCTION TO MICRO AND MEDIUM-SCALE BORDER COMPANIES
In yesterday’s session of the Chamber of Senators, on Tuesday, November 22, a serious and urgent bill to take measures to provide tax relief to micro and small businesses located in border regions was voted positively.
Senator Carlos Camy reported to Parliament, and Senators Sergio Botana, Guillermo Domenech, Aníbal Pereyra, Germán Coutinho and Sebastián Da Silva spoke. The bill will be sent to the House of Representatives.
Also, yesterday’s session held a minute’s silence in memory of the recently deceased former legislator and former minister Daisy Tourné.
REGIONAL MEETINGS OF SCHOOL CHORUS “A VALUABLE EXAMPLE FOR INTEGRATION”
“Regional Spring Choir Meetings” were held across the country between September and November by the General Directorate of Secondary Education Music Education Inspection Board with the support and dissemination of the Uruguayan Choral Association. Colonia, Salto, Durazno, Melo, Rocha, and Montevideo were six venues where numerous high school choirs from all over the country came together to share their music, songs, and diverse repertoire.
Music Education Inspector, Prof. “The chorus that united them was a valuable example of integration for high school teenagers who shared their taste in singing,” added Tejera.
THE WINNERS OF THE EMPTY CONTAINER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM DRAWING COMPETITION
The fifth edition of the Campo Limpio Civil Association – Empty Containers Management Program national painting competition, to which the General Directorate of Primary and Primary Education (DGEIP) showed interest, came to an end. The winning schools are: No. 56 of Tropezon, Salto; Nº 7 in Paysandú, San Francisco and Nº 31 in Rocha, Castillos.
The presented drawings were made in groups according to the features specified in the competition rules. Targeting rural schools across the country, the competition aimed to give children a proactive vision, build an environmentally sustainable Uruguay, and provide the opportunity to convey their ideas through artistic expression.
Schools participating in the proposal had to be selected at the departmental level first to arrive at the final sample later on. The national qualifying was moderated by a jury composed of officials from the General Directorate of Basic and Primary Education and Campo Limpio, as well as the public voting, which was accessible to the public via the association’s Facebook account.
MVOT DEVELOPS FUND FOR 500 FAMILY HOUSING COOPERATIVES
The Ministry of Housing and Regional Planning signed an agreement with the Union Housing Cooperatives Federation. The decision provides for an advance of 2% of the funds so that the housing cooperatives can complete the work. This measure will benefit eleven cooperatives of around 500 people. Minister Irene Moreira explained that the aim of the award is to finish the remaining constructions. The signing of the agreement yesterday, Tuesday, at PIT-CNT headquarters, involved the participation of Foreign Minister and labor union President Marcelo Abdala.
The fund advance is due to housing cooperatives making a lower-than-expected business progress due to lack of funds. With this in mind, it was decided to accelerate the release of credit withholdings so that cooperatives can continue their business. Beneficiary cooperatives Covimar PVS; PMV 781; Covirosell PVS; PMV 850; bucket achievements PVS; PMV 793; Covisinca 2 PVS; Registration No. 952; Coviari PVS; PMV 859; Covisunca PVS and PMV 970.
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