MEDC Formulates Guidelines Incorporating Development Projects and Environmental Protection
ADDIS ABABA, Sep 16 (ENA)- Minister of Economic Development and Cooperation (MEDC) announced that a draft document that would serve as a guideline for the integration of development projects with environmental protection activities in the country is in the pipeline.
Speaking here yesterday at the opening of a two-day symposium organized under the theme "Environment and Development in Ethiopia", Girma Biru said that the soon to be ratified document takes into account of environmental concerns from planning to implementation of development projects.
Addressing environmental issues needs the coordinated efforts of governmental and non-governmental organizations as well as the public at large, Girma said.
He said environmental concerns should go beyond academic discourse to prevent the various forms of ecological degradation in Ethiopia.