[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index
NEWS - Myanmar, Japan Implementing
Myanmar, Japan Implementing Afforestation Project
YANGON (Dec. 12) XINHUA - Myanmar
and Japan are jointly implementing a
"friendship afforestation project" to
establish a community forest in Myanmar's
Mandalay division, the New Light of
Myanmar newspaper reported today.
The project is sponsored by the Japan
International Forestry Promotion and
Cooperation Center (JIFPCC), a
Japanese non-governmental organization,
with the support of some Japanese
corporations and in cooperation with
Myanmar's Ministry of Forestry.
The aim of the project is to set up a
community forest in the central zone of the
Nyaung O area covering 450 hectares of
land, the report said.
Under the project, the area will be
afforested with 10 different kinds of trees
including Eucalyptus, Tamaka and Magyi.
The forest would contribute to the local
environment, which would in turn help
conserve the global environment at large
and enhance the friendship between
Myanmar and Japan, it said.
According to the JIFPCC, a series of
friendship afforestation projects between
Japan and other countries has been
initiated since 1995. The first such project
was with Malaysia in that year, the second
with Indonesia in 1996 and the third with
Myanmar in 1997.