The cooperation is in line with the provincial forestry development which is based on institutional strengthening, West Nusa Tenggara governor M Zainul Majdi said here Monday.
"Of course, we need assistance from experienced entities such as Nifos so that our forests can be used and maintained at the same time, and bring maximum impacts for the people," the governor said after meeting Nifos president Nam Sung Hyun in Mataram.
Nifos has been working with West Nusa Tenggara provincial administration in the forestry sector through West Rinjani forest management unit for five years.
The width of critical lands in the province are currently very extensive, nearly 500 thousand hectares, consists of forest and soil as well as areas where rainfall is very little, the governor said.
"Korea has best practices in dealing with critical lands and we very open to working together," the governor added.
Meanwhile, Nifos President Nam Sung said he was very proud of the cooperation between West Nusa Tenggara and the institution.
"I am proud to be associated with, and cooperate in research projects for five years in the fields of forestry, socio-economy, culture and community institutions," Nam Sung said.
The partnership is undertaken in the form of a survey involving local people, he added.
"We hope this cooperation can continue to run and be sustainable," Nam Sung said.