Wednesday, August 5, 2009

IUCN gives grant aid to Laos for strengthening forestry law enforcement

(KPL) The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in Laos provided assistance worth US$37,600 to the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry’s Forestry Inspection Department, for strengthening the enforcement of the forestry law.
The money will be for natural conservation, protection of forests and water resources and wild animals, and other bio-diversity.
The signing ceremony took place on 29 July at the Department of Forestry Inspection.
The signatories to the document, Mr. Khamphout Phandanouvong, Deputy Director of the Forestry Inspection Department, and Ms Latsamay Silavong, IUCN country representative, and representatives of concerned sectors.
The aid will be spent on organising training courses on the enforcement of the forestry law and the implementation of the forest conservation project in Champassak province, which started early this year and will end in 2010.

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