AFoCO’s training school opened at AFoCO RETC

Union Minister U Ohn Win delivers the address at opening of the training school of AFoCO RETC. Photo: MNA
Union Minister U Ohn Win delivers the address at opening of the training school of AFoCO RETC. Photo: MNA

The opening ceremony of a new training school building at the Asian Forest Cooperation Organisation Regional Education and Training Centre (AFoCO RETC) was jointly conducted by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation Forest Department and ASEAN-ROK Forest Cooperation group in Kawhmu, Yangon Region, yesterday.
Union Minister for Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation U Ohn Win delivered the opening speech.
The union minister thanked the Korea (Republic of Korea – ROK) Forest Service and AFoCO secretariat office for providing support in constructing the training school, as well as supporting forest training courses among AFoCO member countries, human resources development works and increasing research works. Furthermore, through their presence at the ceremony, much enthusiasm was raised for cooperation in the forest sector, human resource development works, especially forest sector education and upgrading of research courses.
The Korea-Myanmar cooperation in the forest sector began since the Korea-Myanmar Forestry Cooperative Committee was formed in 1999 and it now completes 19 years.
To date, forestry projects were jointly conducted and significant success was achieved. To increase the momentum of cooperation, Myanmar participated in the ASEAN-ROK Forest Cooperation project and worked together with the Asian Forest Cooperation Organisation in February 2018.
The most significant success is the completion of the construction of the AFoCO RETC training school building. This success is a milestone for forest cooperation in Asia and supports mutual trust and cooperation works between AFoCO member countries and Korea, said the union minister.
Next, Union Minister U Ohn Win, deputy minister and officials from Korea Forest Service cut the ceremonial ribbon to open the training school.
Present at the ceremony were Deputy Minister for Korea Forest Service Mr. Ryu Kwang-su, AFoCO member ambassadors, officials of the Secretariat of AFoCO, ASOF Leaders from ASEAN member countries. — Myanmar News Agency

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