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Alhama account today with a new truck for fighting forest fires through the investment of Sustainable Development (27/05/2008)

The town of Alhama has a new truck to fight forest fires, a vehicle that has been assigned by the Ministry of Sustainable Development at a ceremony headed by the Director General of the Environment, Rodrigo A.

Ewe, accompanied by the local mayor, Juan Romero, and Council of Civil Protection, Fulgencio de la Cruz, of Industry, Jose Lopez and other members of the government team.

Also present were the team of rangers natural.

The Plaza of the Constitution has accepted the delivery of this truck, which has a reservoir with a capacity of 3,000 liters of water, four-wheel drive, 250 hp, rollover protection and a pump capable of throwing up to 2,000 liters of water per minute.

New technology systems that incorporates the vehicle allows fire through barriers and areas of high risk by means of a hydraulic self-defense system of the car.

Likewise, it is able to pass through extreme sloping land.

With this new vehicle, the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Spatial Planning aims to ensure more effective protection of the natural heritage of this area and its region, which highlights particularly important elements of forestry, such as Sierra Espuña, which has undeniable ecological value.

The investment made by the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Regional Planning for the purchase of this truck was € 150,000.

Also, the regional government representative said that this enlargement is framed in the process, begun in the legislature, to provide the regional park staff and sufficient resources to tackle any fire that occurred in the park.

In this regard, he added, they will perform other actions such as reform of forest houses and better houses to retain certain forest.

Finally, he noted that the region in fiscal 2007, has been the least fire has been in Spain.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Alhama de Murcia

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