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Decree Law No. 118/2017

Publication: Republic Diary No. 176/2017, Series I of 2017-09-12
  • Issuer: Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development
  • Diploma Type: Decree Law
  • Number: 118/2017
  • Pages: 5373 - 5373

Summary in plain english

What is it?

This decree-law updates the map which defines the areas covered by the Alqueva Multiple Purpose Project (EFMA). EFMA includes the Alqueva dam, its reservoir and the infrastructures that allow the transportation and distribution of water to various areas in the region.

What will change?

The area covered by EFMA is expanded and it will receive infrastructures for transporting water for irrigation, namely: canals, large conduits, pumping stations and reservoirs.

This map update does not affect already approved tourist resorts or those in operation.

What are its benefits?

With this change, more areas will be able to benefit from the water transportation infrastructures for irrigation. It is expected that this expansion will contribute to increasing agricultural production and competitiveness.

When does it come into effect?

This decree-law comes into effect the day after being published.

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