News From Parliament
- Published on Tuesday, 31 July 2012 01:27
- Written by ISSA YUSSUF in Zanzibar
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THE Tanzania Marine and Coastal Environmental Management Project (MACEMP) is set to officially close its businesses at the end of next month, Minister for Livestock and Fisheries Mr Abdullahi Jihad Hassan informed the House on Monday.
“MACEMP is closing on August 31 this year after seven years,” said the minister in the Zanzibar House of representatives. He said that the goal of the project funded by World Bank was achieved which included to improve coastal management and conservations of environment for sustainable fishing.
“The project’s success was measured in terms of increase in revenue collections, reduced threats to the environment, increased incomes for the coastal communities, and improved institutional arrangements,” Mr Hassan said, adding that the project was to give coastal communities access to economic opportunities and help manage the marine ecosystem.
He said that many people in the coastal areas were aware of the importance of environment conservation, urging legislators to make sure that the knowledge acquired during the MACEMP project implementation was sustained in all coastal villages.