Germany provides EUR 20 million for forest law enforcement, trade

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development is providing about EUR 20 million and the Lao government is contributing the equivalent of EUR 4 million as non-cash benefits for the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) project from 2021 to 2026.

An agreement on the joint project funding was signed yesterday by representatives of the German and Lao governments, at the Ministry of Planning and Investment.

The agreement was signed by Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment, Dr Kikeo Chanthaboury, and the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, Mr Jens Luetkenherm.

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Viengdavanh Banphahaksa