30 Venezuelan firefighters arrived in Bolivia to help fight the forest fire

Caracas.- A commission from the Simón Bolívar Humanitarian Task Force traveled to Bolivia to provide technical assistance in containing forest fires in the north of La Paz department, the Ministry of Internal Relations, Justice and Peace reported.

Through a series of messages posted on his account on the social network

The dispatch of aid to Bolivia came after that country’s government decided to redouble its efforts to contain the fires and asked the international community for cooperation.

“(…) We have decided to redouble our efforts and the first decision we have made is for all ministries to make themselves available to the Ministry of Defense and the Operations Command in order to respond more quickly to fires,” said President Luis Arce. , in statements repeated by the Prensa Latina agency.

Venezuela is among eight countries that will support Bolivia in fighting the fire

This Monday, the government of Bolivia coordinated wildfire containment efforts with ambassadors and representatives of Brazil, Spain, France, Chile, Colombia, Venezuela, Russia, China and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), local media reported.

“The representatives of the countries expressed their willingness to cooperate and protect the Amazon due to the importance it represents for all humanity,” a State Department report said.

According to official data, from June to date, 136 forest fires have been extinguished with the mobilization of 5,412 firefighters from 55 military units that are part of the Joint Adverse Event Response Command (CCREA).

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Likewise, seven helicopters equipped with the Bambi bucket system were deployed, carrying out 850 unloading operations of 984,550 liters of water.

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