The Climate Change Center of the Republic of Korea donated the vehicles and related equipment to the Department of Agriculture under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation to help its distribution project of efficient cookstoves.
The donation ceremony was held at the Agriculture Extension and Rural Development Training Center in Zeyathiri Township, Nay Pyi Taw, yesterday.
Union Minister Dr Aung Thu, Deputy Chief of Mission Minister Counsellor of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea (ROK) in Myanmar Mr. Jung Yung Soo, and Executive Vice President Mr Ryu Woon Hwan from the SK Telecom delivered speeches and the CCC Secretary General Ms So Hee Kim explained the donations of vehicles, laptops, projectors, portable power generators and mobile handsets.
The project is being implemented in six States/Regions of the country to be able to reduce the use of firewood in supporting environmental conservation while extending education on this issue to the rural people.
The efficient cook-stoves could also reduce carbon emission from kitchens which traditionally use firewood and help for receiving carbon credit. —MNA
(Translated by Aung Khin)