WHAT'S NEW

Brazil says open to aid for Amazon fires

by VTV428 August 2019 Last updated at 20:12 PM

VTV.vn - Brazil said it was ready to accept foreign aid to help fight fires in the Amazon but only if it could determine how it was spent, in an apparent attempt to smooth over a public disagreement between the Brazilian and French presidents.

The comments by presidential spokesman Rego Barros came after governors of states in the Brazilian Amazon told President Jair Bolsonaro that they needed the money to help fight the record wildfires in the world's largest tropical rainforest.

The Amazon forest provides about 20% of the oxygen on Earth. Scientists as well as environmental organizations are concerned that the fires will worsen the current climate change crisis and threaten biodiversity.

Tags:

Top VND Exchange Rates

Auto-refesh 15m

USD

EUR

AUD
1 VND
Inverse:
0.00004
22,510.0
0.00004
25,226.0
0.00006
15,674.0

Mid-market rates: 2022-10-06 20:50 UTC

WEATHER FORECAST