JICA extends support in sustainable forest management

17:00 | 09/07/2015
The Japan International Cooperation Agency signed the Record of Discussions on July 9 to provide technical assistance for sustainable natural resource management projects in Dien Bien, Lai Chau, Son La, Hoa Binh and Lam Dong provinces.

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Under the Record of Discussions, the five-year assistance programme is scheduled to commence this August with an aim to enhance the national capacity for sustainable natural resource management by focusing on forests, biodiversity and people who depend on these natural resources for their livelihood.

In the northwest region of Vietnam, JICA has recently assisted Dien Bien province in the formulation and implementation of the Provincial REDD+  Action Plan (PRAP) through “the Project for Sustainable Forest Management in the Northwest Watershed Area (SUSFORM-NOW)”, which is the first project bearing official PRAP approval in Vietnam.

By By Bich Thuy

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