Erdan demands release of funds for Carmel rehab

20.12.2011                      24.Kislev. 5772

Umwelt:

Erdan demands release of funds for Carmel rehab

"Forest in current state is at risk of renewed disaster", environmental protection minister says.

Environmental Protection Minister Gilad Erdan has demanded the government do everything in its power to enact the NIS 55 million budget necessary to rehabilitate the flora and fauna damaged in last year’s Carmel fire.
In a letter he sent to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz on December 15, Erdan stressed the officials must take urgent action to begin the rehabilitation work to protect the area from undergoing a repeat disaster.
The government, he wrote, is required by a December 5, 2010 government decision concerning “the rehabilitation of fire damages” to provide the NIS 55m. already agreed upon by all parties….