5 million inhabitants will benefit from the signing of an agreement between Prefectures

The prefect of Chimborazo, Juan Pablo Cruz, virtually signed the agreement that structures the “Andean Consortium for Sowing and Harvesting Water”, an organization that is made up of the Prefectures of Imbabura, Pichincha, Cotopaxi and Chimborazo.

The agreement is aimed at strengthening management for the protection, conservation and sustainable management of fragile ecosystems, that is, moors, native forests, water sources, lake systems, wetlands, rivers, among others.

“This firm makes history in the Republic of Ecuador, the fact that there has been a coincidence of identities, knowledge and wills above all things in order to be able to invest in people, in the environment and logically ensure the life of generations. that are to come, is the objective, to sow life is to sow water ”, declared the prefect Cruz when signing the document.

It will focus on biological corridors of hydrographic basins to ensure the flow of environmental goods and services, respecting collective rights within the framework of the exclusive competence of Environmental Management of the Provincial Governments, in strict adherence to the guidelines of the national environmental authority as determined by the current legal system.

“This new entity will work in the conservation of this natural resource in favor of about 5 million inhabitants of these provinces who are users and beneficiaries of eco-systemic services, highlighted Washington Pruma, environmental technician of the Provincial Government of Cotopaxi.

The agreement was signed by Pablo Jurado, prefect of Imbabura and president of the Consortium of Provincial Governments of Ecuador (Congope), Paola Pabón, prefect of Pichincha, Jorge Guamán, prefect of Cotopaxi, Juan Pablo Cruz, prefect of Chimborazo and as an honorary witness Edwin Miño Arcos, Executive Director of the Congope.

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