Regional Government
Citizen Space
Business Space
About Azores
  news Legislation Schedule Communities Contacts Portal Map Links Help
Versão PortuguesaMUDAR LÍNGUA
See in: entities  categories

Agriculture and Forestry
Business Relations with the Regional Government
Civil Protection
Closing a company
Economical Inspection
Financing and Incentives
Housing and Infrastructures
Human Resource Management
Inovation, Reserach and Development and Technology
Law, Regulations
Science and Technology
Social Security
Starting a company
Statistics and Indicators


Get News of the Government by RSS - click here
Know more about RSS ...


Ponta Delgada ,  January 26, 2010

Over two thousand trees have been planted by regional roads

One and a half million Euros is amount to be invested by the Government, through the Regional Secretariat for Science, Technology and Infrastructures (SRCTE), in the landscape integration project of the regional road network this year.

José Contente participated in an initiative to plant medium and large trees by the Fenais da Luz regional road in the municipality of Ponta Delgada on Tuesday. At the occasion, the Regional Secretary stressed that this is an operation that is being carried out in several sections of the road network on S. Miguel, promoted by the Regional Directorate for Infrastructures and Inland Transports of the SRCTE: “we are reinforcing the plantation of trees by the side of the roads and this action not only includes trees, but also shrubs and herbaceous species.

The Secretary stressed that nearly 2,200 trees were planted only in 2009, 700 shrubs and more than 52 thousand herbaceous species. This year, we have already spent 57 thousand Euros on trees, most of which came from the seedling nursery of the SRCTE and the Nordeste Forest Services. The remaining specimens were acquired in the local market.

José Contente reiterated this action as a priority of the Azorean Government for the year 2010 in order to return the scenic landscape to the regional roads, thus turning them into tourism icons.

“We will reinforce the landscape integration of picnic areas, leisure areas and viewpoints so that regional roads may preserve this scenic landscape as visiting cards and function as pleasant and recreational areas for all those who pass by them,” added the Secretary.

For the current plantation season, the SRCTE has acquired shrubs and large trees, in a total of 535 specimens to be planted in the roadside and gardens.

Unfortunately, the Secretary alerted that “we are repeatedly confronted with the theft of the new specimens planted by the roads; if this situation did not occur, they would certainly be true gardens.”

Responding to the concerns of the environmentalists, who blame the construction of the toll-free roads for the cutting of trees, José Contente explained that the balance is positive each year, this is, there are more trees planted than those that are cut, and that one third of which are still replanted in other places.

“The works of the toll-free road have uncovered the vegetation, but the species will be rapidly replanted alongside the new road, an effort and an investment that Government is undertaking across the region,” said the Secretary.

Planting actions are taking place in several areas of S. Miguel Island at the present moment, particularly in the Capelas regional road, the old road to Ribeira Grande, the 21st Century Park,  Ribeira Quente, the road section between Vila do Nordeste   and the Ponta do Sossego Viewpoint and also in the road section between Arrastadouros and Lombo Gordo.


Official government press-releases presented in all foreign languages interfaces of the Azorean Government Portal (Portal do Governo dos Açores) are a sub-set of the government's official press-releases daily output and are chosen for translation and publication on the foreign language interfaces based on audience segmentation criteria. The entire collection of the Azorean government press-releases is available in portuguese, here, from the GACS Press Office site.

   Print   Send Send News   GaCS GaCS Site   Regional Press Regional Press   rss  

Last News

Advanced Search >>

This e-mail address is at your disposal for you to place your questions to the Regional Government of the Azores.
Ask the Government!


Health Ombudsman
Listen to this Page LISTEN
Go to top of page TOP
help HELP
Versão PortuguesaMUDAR LÍNGUA

Símbol of Acessibilidade on Web
main | President | Regional Government | Citizen Space | Business Space | About Azores | My Site