Sergio Federowski, Deputy Minister of the Environment and Sustainable Development, described as “a historic event” the signing of a letter of intent with representatives of the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) in Ottawa, Canada today, to acquire three . Media plane to fight wildfires in Argentina, it was officially reported today.
Environment Portfolio intends to get the helicopters delivered by July 2024 – before the end of the year – with the procurement and payment process in advance, he indicated through a statement.
Trade mission chief Fedorowicz said the signing of the agreement and letter of intent with Canada’s CCC “implies a historic event” for the National Fire Management Service (SNMF).
“This demonstrates the success of the cooperation between Argentina and Canada”
“Thanks to the independent financing of the organization, following the contribution made by the National Congress through the rate of insurance policies, a series of such investments can be programmed, including the purchase of three latest generation Bell helicopters , in which a tank ventral to fight the fire in Argentina,” said the deputy minister.
And he added that “it demonstrates the success of the cooperation between Argentina and Canada.”
Meanwhile, he guaranteed “the presence of Chinook helicopters in the coming Argentine summer, regardless of the end of the administration on December 10”, and highlighted the “public policy” carried out by the national government and the ministry’s administration. Environment, which “lays the foundation for sustainability in the fight against fires in the summer of 2023-2024”.
“Thanks to the independent financing of the organization, following the contribution made by the National Congress through the rate of insurance policies, a series of such investments can be programmed, including the purchase of three latest generation Bell helicopters , in which a tank ventral for fire fighting in Argentina”
In this sense, the ministry recalled that cooperation with Canada began with the rental of Chinooks at the end of 2022, which made it possible to avoid catastrophic fires.
Similarly, this new agreement will allow for the purchase of clothing, water bags and other types of resources that will strengthen the SNMPF.
For his part, Canada’s ambassador to Argentina, Reid Sirrs, indicated that the letter of intent is “particularly relevant and timely considering the impact of climate change around the world.”
And he stressed that “Canada and Argentina have not been indifferent to the wildfire crisis. In this context, the cooperation between our countries becomes even more important.”
Finally, Kim Douglas, CCC’s Vice President of Business Development and Marketing, expressed that “Canada has developed firefighting experience and technology for challenging terrain. CCC is committed to helping the Argentine government protect its population and its communities.” Proud of. Canadian Solutions. (Telem)