Korea Forest Service Discusses Forest Cooperation with 4 Mekong Region Countries

The Korea Forest Service held the 9th meeting of the Korea-Mekong Forest Cooperation Committee on Oct. 14 and discussed ways to strengthen forest cooperation to jointly respond to climate change with four countries in the Mekong region — Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam.

The online meeting was attended by about 30 people from the five countries. The participants reviewed the committee’s activities and accomplishments in the past five years and discussed new forest cooperation projects proposed by the four Mekong region countries.

The proposed projects are community-based ecotourism and strengthening sustainable bamboo production and forest ecosystem services, both proposed by Cambodia; upgrading the Bangbieng residents-centered forest management model (Laos); the enhancement of community-based forest management (Myanmar); and the preservation and sustainable development of pterocarpus trees in hilly areas (Vietnam).

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Jung Suk-yee