October 14, 2020

Our Environment is Always Worthy of Attention

Our Environment is Always Worthy of Attention

by Dr. Fikrejesus Amahazion | About two weeks ago, Tesfai Ghebreselassie, Eritrea’s Minister of Land, Water, and Environment delivered an address to the United Nations Summit on Biodiversity. During his statement, which was delivered through a prerecorded video message, Minister Tesfai touched upon a number of important issues, including how the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic and the destruction of biodiversity are intricately related, the growing challenge of the global climate crisis, and the need for closer cooperation between developed and developing countries in addressing numerous environmental challenges. In addition, toward the end of his address, he stated: “In conclusion, I would like to draw the attention of this important gathering to the precarious condition of an abandoned oil tanker moored in the Red Sea waters near the Yemeni port of Al Hudaydha. Eritrea calls for a united stand to urge the concerned Yemeni political forces to cooperate in the safe unloading of the tanker, in order to preclude marine ecological catastrophe and socioeconomic damage that could result by spill dispersion of over one million barrels of crude oil from the tanker into the waters of southern Red Sea.” This issue is of fundamental significance to Eritrea for several reasons and should be put into proper context. Read more

August 13, 2020

Popular campaign to redress the environment

Popular campaign to redress the environment

Asmara, 13 August 2020- The residents of Arbaete Asmara, Central region, have conducted community based popular campaign with a view to redress the environment. At the popular campaign in which over one thousand people took part five thousand tree seedlings were planted and six thousand hectares of terraces was constructed.

According to village administrators and development committees, the residents have demonstrated commendable participation in the popular campaign and called for reinforced participation in the future similar programs. The administrator of the sub-zone, Ms. Alganesh Tiku also commended the participation of the residents.

June 5, 2020

Call for water, soil and environmental...

Call for water, soil and environmental conservation

Asmara, 05 June 2020- The Ministry of Land, Water and Environment called for reinforced water, soil and environmental conservation. The call was made in connection with 5 June World Environment Day. The World Environment Day is being observed for the 47th time under the theme “Conservation and Development of Bio-Diversity” at a time of corona virus pandemic that is taking hundreds of thousands of lives throughout the world. Read more

November 28, 2011

Switzerland Contributes EUR 17 Million...

VIENNA, 28 November (United Nations Industrial Development Organization) – Switzerland has approved a contribution of CHF 21,316,000 (some EUR 17 million) for UNIDO’s Green Industry initiative, specifically for activities in developing Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production. Read more

November 27, 2011

“Pollution-Free World” painting set...

Asmara, 27 November 2011- A ceremony was conducted today at AshaGolgol – Himberti road in connection with the painting by young Eritrean students under the theme “Pollution-Free World”. The idea is to have it registered in the World Book of Records. Read more

China: Contributing to World Peace and Development

Pre-recorded Message delivered by Foreign Minister...

Meskel Holiday celebrated nationwide

The “Interventionist” and “Destabilizer”...

Reflections on the International Day of Peace

The “Needy and Less Capable” African