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September 20, 2019

Norwegian Ambassador visits Indawgyi Lake sanctuary in Kachin State, makes feasibility for environmental conservation

Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry of Myanmar and Norway’s Ministry of Climate and Environment are jointly implementing the Norway-Myanmar environmental cooperation project.
Norwegian Ambassador Ms Annolestad and five Norwegian representatives visited Indawgyi Lake and its surrounding villages for conservation of Indawgyi Lake sanctuary.
Sanctuary Warden U Htay Win of the lake spoke about progress of conserving the lake.
In meeting with local residents and members of social organizations in Lonton and Lonsant villages, the Norwegian Ambassador said that they have a plan to provide technical assistance for conservation of Indawgyi Lake and watershed forests. The ambassador stressed the need for local residents to carry out protection of natural resources, adding that a plan is underway to conduct capacity enhancement course for the locals.–GNLM-001

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