The fall in construction in the country until April this year reached 19.16% compared to 2019 and is the second most affected area in Bolivia by the effects of the coronavirus pandemic after mining. In 2020 the purchase of cement in the country fell by 34%, while construction permits plummeted by 67%.
The Government agreed to disburse Bs 70 million ($10 mn) from the Indigenous Development Fund (FDI) program for productive projects begun in 2017 and 2018, with work progressing 60% and more.
In Bolivia 52.5 million hectares are covered by forest, more than 15% in mountain regions. 3.4 million hectares of forest and vegetation was affected in the primary forest fires of 2019, in what is considered one of the greatest natural disasters in the country's recent history. Deforestation in Bolivia exceeds 300,000 hectares per year, which represents an emission of between 30 and 40 million tons of CO2. The second webinar "Climate Finance for Forests and Water: Successful Experiences" will look at it. It will hold on August 12, from 10:30 to 12:30 Bolivian time. The link for the free registration is: https://camwave.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WQhB-UH6QfmGb-mdRmoo2A.