Madeira Island (Know more here about Madeira) was awarded with the prize of the “Region GBW 2016” under the Green Business week - GBW 2016. This prizes takes into account the concerns about the environment and the application of the Levadas (irrigation channels) to the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The award was given to the President of the Regional Government of Madeira Island, Miguel Albuquerque.
The President of Madeira Island, Miguel Albuquerque, thanked this distinction and said that its very important that Madeira applied the Levadas to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, as it is a tribute to the work and history of the island, “which well defines the fiber and the history of Madeira.”
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The international exhibition had on display more the 50 innovative projects and the purpose of the exhibition is to boost the growth of the economy in qualified employment, science and research, technology and entrepreneurship, with the concern of growth on a “green economy.”
Was the Regional Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources and the Regional directorate of forestry and conservation that coordinated the presence on this event. And the region tried to simulate a “Levada” (irrigation channel) on the exhibition and also promote the candidacy for UNESCO World Heritage Site.