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4 The Portugal News • 14 Sep 2019                                  News


      Minister praises PSP for Portuguese security




      The minister of internal affairs has highlighted the work of the PSP police in Portugal in helping to make the country “one of
      the safest and most peaceful countries in the world.”
                                                                                                       duardo Cabrita was    Investment Programming Law,
                                                                                                       speaking at the closing  but “investing in the human
                                                                                                       ceremony of the third  factor is the essential element,”
                                                                                                 Etraining course for PSP    he declared.
                                                                                                 chiefs, at the premises of the  For the minister, the
                                                                                                 Police Practice School (EPP),  international recognition of
                                                                                     Eduardo
                                                                                     Eduardo     in Torres Novas, Santarém   Portugal as a safe country,
                                                                                     Eduardo
                                                                                     Eduardo
                                                                                     Eduardo
                                                                                     Cabrita, the
                                                                                     Cabrita, the
                                                                                     Cabrita, the
                                                                                     Cabrita, the  district.                 evident in the passage from
                                                                                     Cabrita, the
                                                                                     minister
                                                                                     minister
                                                                                     minister
                                                                                     minister    The minister announced that  2014 to 2019, from 18th to 3rd
                                                                                     minister
                                                                                     for internal
                                                                                     for internal  the fourth course for a further  “safest country in the world”, in
                                                                                     for internal
                                                                                     for internal
                                                                                     for internal
                                                                                     affairs
                                                                                     affairs
                                                                                     affairs     200 chiefs, who in 2020 will  the classification of the Global
                                                                                     affairs
                                                                                     affairs
                                                                                     spoke of
                                                                                     spoke of
                                                                                     spoke of
                                                                                     spoke of
                                                                                     spoke of
                                                                                     the         join the 199 who have already  Peace Index, is a reason for
                                                                                     the
                                                                                     the
                                                                                     the
                                                                                     the
                                                                                     importance
                                                                                     importance  graduated, are in the       “pride for the Portuguese, but it
                                                                                     importance
                                                                                     importance
                                                                                     importance
                                                                                     of PSP
                                                                                     of PSP      candidate selection phase,  owes much to the work of those
                                                                                     of PSP
                                                                                     of PSP
                                                                                     of PSP
                                                                                     police in
                                                                                     police in
                                                                                     police in   representing “the largest   who serve Portugal as part of
                                                                                     police in
                                                                                     police in
                                                                                     helping to
                                                                                     helping to  reinforcement of this class  the PSP”.
                                                                                     helping to
                                                                                     helping to
                                                                                     helping to
                                                                                     maintain
                                                                                     maintain
                                                                                     maintain
                                                                                     maintain    within the police ever”.    Eduardo Cabrita also stated
                                                                                     maintain
                                                                                     the peace
                                                                                     the peace    “It is very important to invest in  that, as part of the focus on
                                                                                     the peace
                                                                                     the peace
                                                                                     the peace
                                                                                     and
                                                                                     and
                                                                                     and         physical infrastructure,    training within the PSP, 600 new
                                                                                     and
                                                                                     and
                                                                                     security of
                                                                                     security of  vehicles, weapons, personal  agents are being trained at EPP,
                                                                                     security of
                                                                                     security of
                                                                                     security of
                                                                                     Portugal.
                                                                                     Portugal.
                                                                                     Portugal.
                                                                                     Portugal.
                                                                                     Portugal.
                                                                                     (Photo:
                                                                                     (Photo:     protective equipment and    “an increase of 50 percent over
                                                                                     (Photo:
                                                                                     (Photo:
                                                                                     (Photo:
                                                                                     Lusa/ Tiago
                                                                                     Lusa/ Tiago  technological instruments”,  last year’s course”, in which 400
                                                                                     Lusa/ Tiago
                                                                                     Lusa/ Tiago
                                                                                     Lusa/ Tiago
                                                                                     Petinga)
                                                                                     Petinga)
                                                                                     Petinga)    which continues under the   new agents were trained.
                                                                                     Petinga)
                                                                                     Petinga)
                                                                        Properties owned by the Portuguese state that have been left vacant in rural
                                                                        Properties owned by the Portuguese state that have been left vacant in rural
      Rural state properties for tourism                                Properties owned by the Portuguese state that have been left vacant in rural
                                                                        Properties owned by the Portuguese state that have been left vacant in rural
                                                                        Properties owned by the Portuguese state that have been left vacant in rural
                                                                        areas will now be available for tourism projects.
                                                                        areas will now be available for tourism projects.
                                                                        areas will now be available for tourism projects.
                                                                        areas will now be available for tourism projects.
                                                                        areas will now be available for tourism projects.
        Portugal’s government has approved   Deputy economy minister, Pedro Siza,  and will subsequently be made available  highest growth in international demand
      “Revive Nature”, a programme for     said that the initial list of properties is  by tender to those wishing to use them for  and is part of the reason for promoting
      promoting the recuperation of vacant state  mostly composed of former houses of  tourism. It is expected that the fund will  sustainable tourism that takes
      properties in the countryside.       forest guards and former tax posts that  support the financing of the recuperation  advantage of ecological, geological
        There were 96 properties identified to  are scattered throughout the country but  that will be carried out by those wanting to  and cultural characteristics of each
      be integrated into a special real estate  in remarkable rural locations.  use these properties”.              natural area.
      fund, whose objective is rehabilitation and  “These properties will be allocated to a  According to the government, nature  Launch of the first tenders is expected to
      subsequent organisation for tourism.  fund of a public management company  tourism is one of the segments with the  take place next year.
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