Myanmar, Norway seek cooperation in environmental conservation sector

Yangon (ANTARA News/Xinhua-OANA) - Myanmar and Norway are seeking cooperation in environmental conservation sector, state-media reported Friday.

The Letter of Intent was signed between Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry of Myanmar and Ministry of Climate and Environment of Norway, in Nay Pyi Taw, said the New Light of Myanmar.

Both sides mainly discussed on preservation of biodiversity and forests in Myanmar, water resources preservation and water resources administration in Sittoung and Bago river basins, preservation of Inlay Lake.

Moreover, cooperation for putting it into world heritage list, implementation of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+), promoting cooperation with NGOs in environmental conservation tasks, development and poverty alleviation schemes were also covered by their discussions.

Previously, Red Cross Societies of Myanmar and Norway signed a memorandum of understanding in June last year on cooperation in carrying out some communal projects in Myanmar such as logistics development project, water and sanitation emergency preparedness and response and health development project.
(Uu.H-AK)

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