“The region, in the next six, seven years, must have two or three major projects that give this perception of greater resilience and that we are more prepared, in terms of security, for the two main risks” of catastrophe in the Algarve, said António Miguel Pina, referring to tsunamis and forest fires.

Highlighting that there is “a mathematical model” that anticipates scenarios in the event of a tsunami, António Miguel Pina maintained that “it is necessary to update it” and that “it is necessary to invest in a true tsunami warning system”.

“The region, in the next six, seven years, wants to be prepared. Because this is important for those who live here, whether native or who decide to live here, but also for those who visit us" while highlighting the need to "increase the sense of security" in an eminently touristic region.

The second major risk for the Algarve is the forest fires that “systematically” devastate the region, continued the leader of AMAL, which encompasses the 16 municipalities in the district of Faro.

António Miguel Pina defended that video surveillance is a “determining investment to perceive fires as soon as possible and get to them as quickly as possible, at the stage when they are very easy to extinguish”.