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Pinapalakas ng EU ang pag-access sa kuryente sa lugar ng Virunga sa Demokratikong Republika ng Congo

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The Commission has announced an additional €20 million to finance a new power plant in Rwanguba, that will provide a further 15 Megawatt of electricity. The European Union’s rapid response to the urgent environmental crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has helped to restore up to 96% of the power lines and 35% of the water pipes damaged in Goma due to the eruption of the Nyiragongo volcano on 22 May. This has allowed half a million people to access drinking water, and to have electricity in two important hospitals.

Nagsasalita sa European Development Days panel sa Virunga, sinabi ng Komisyon sa Kasosyo sa Internasyonal na si Jutta Urpilainen: "Ang pag-access sa elektrisidad ay nakakatipid ng buhay at mahalaga para sa pang-ekonomiya at kaunlaran ng tao sa mahina na rehiyon na ito. Ito ang dahilan kung bakit mabilis ang reaksyon ng European Union upang suportahan ang populasyon na apektado ng kamakailang pagsabog ng bulkan Nyiragongo. Sa dagdag na € 20m na ​​ito, tataasan namin ang supply, mas maraming sambahayan at paaralan at magbibigay ng mga pagkakataon para sa napapanatiling paglaki. "

The EU supports the construction of hydroelectric power plants and distribution networks around the National Park of Virunga, already supplying 70% of Goma’s electricity needs. Power cuts are life-threatening for the local population as they lead to water shortage, the spread of diseases such as cholera, increased inequalities and poverty.

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Ang Virunga National Park ay isang UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ang EU ay ang pinakamahabang at pinakamahalagang donor nito, na sumusuporta sa National Park mula pa noong 1988.

Since 2014, the EU has supported ongoing actions with a total of €112 million in grants. The EU’s financial contributions support the day-to-day operation of the Park, inclusive growth and sustainable development initiatives in the area, the hydro-electrification of North Kivu and the development of sustainable agricultural practices. These activities have contributed to creating 2,500 direct jobs, 4,200 jobs in connected small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and 15,000 indirect jobs in value chains.

In December 2020, the European Union, environmentalist and Academy Award ® – winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio, and Ligaw (dating Global Wildlife Conservation) naglunsad ng isang hakbangin upang pangalagaan ang Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This type of initiative exemplifies the EU’s commitment to delivering the EU’s Green Deal around the world, in cooperation with key players such as Re:wild whose mission is to conserve the diversity of life on earth.

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The EU’s integrated approach links nature conservation with economic development while improving the living standards of local populations. It contributes to prevent poaching and supports sustainable forest management, including efforts to combat illegal logging and deforestation. Virunga National Park is already well-known as the most biodiverse protected area in Africa, notably with its wild mountain gorillas. In parallel, the EU invests in value chains such as chocolate, coffee, chia seeds, papaya enzymes for the cosmetic industry, making sure that resources reach small community-based farms and cooperatives while promoting inclusive growth and sustainable development.

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