The governments of Brazil and Germany announced on Friday the signing of an agreement for the construction of a 300-meter tall tower which will help monitor the climate changes in the Amazon Rainforest region, Xinhua reported.
The tower will be almost as high as France's Eiffel Tower (324 meters).
The agreement, signed on late Thursday in Sao Paulo by Brazil's Science and Technology Minister Sergio Rezende, and Germany's Minister of Education and Research Anette Schavan, also proposes the construction of other four smaller towers, each with 60 meters.
According to the German side, the construction of the towers and their maintenance for the first five years will cost 8.4 million euros (10.8 million U.S. dollars), which will be contributed by both countries.
The project is to help coordinate efforts by Brazil's National Institute of Amazon Research and German's Max Planck Institute in environmental research in the region.
The ministers also signed an agreement aiming at maintaining cooperation and supporting studies and research in the fields of science, technology and innovation, focusing on sustainable development.