Yunnan and Luang Numtha Provinces Sign MOU for Collaboration on Biodiversity Conservation

The environment agencies of the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) Yunnan Province  and Lao PDR’s Luang Numtha Province signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on September 10 to collaborate on biodiversity conservation.

The MOU applies to transboundary areas of the Mekong Headwaters landscape and prioritizes cooperation on water pollution; conservation in nature reserves; environmental planning, research, and education; and capacity building.  

“Yunnan and Luang Namtha have a sound ecological environment and it is important that we protect this environment for its people and also for wider sustainable development in the region,” said Mr. Guohua Yao, Director General, Yunnan Environmental Protection Department.

“This MOU will help us strengthen exchange and cooperation for environmental management, staff training, and research,” he added.

The MOU was signed in Kunming by Mr Yao and Mr Chanthy Keosouphorn, Deputy Director of the Luang Numtha Department of Natural Resources and Environment as part of a 5-day visit to Yunnan by a delegation of Luang Numtha environment officials.

A similar MOU between Guangxi and Cao Bang provinces was signed in May.

Publish Date: 9th September 2015

Last Updated: 1st June 2016

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