An Asian Development Bank (ADB) delegation on Augut 7 and 8 inspected the implementation of a project funded by the bank in the central province of Thua Thien Hue which aims to preserve the biodiversity corridor in the locality and the region.

The second phase of the Greater Mekong Subregion Conservation Corridor Project benefits 10 communes in two districts of A Luoi and Nam Dong with the goal to ensure sustainable forestry ecosystem services and climate change resilience in the central Truong Son region, and improve the livelihood of the local community.

During working sessions with local officials, the involved sides agreed on management regimes at provincial and district levels in the province.

During the sessions, the parties also agreed to maintain the decentralisation model empowering district and communes to perform the most important tasks of the project.

According to Phan Ngoc Tho, Deputy Chairman of the Thua Thien-Hue People’s Committee, between 2011 and 2013, the project formed 10 forest patrol teams and organised training courses for local authorities, while supporting 30 local families to develop their organic vegetable gardens.

Scheduled to conclude in 2019, the project covers 34 communes in six districts of three provinces of Quang Nam , Quang Tri and Thua Thien-Hue, aiming to establish a biodiversity corridor system in the localities for the restoration and preservation of the ecosystem connectivity in the region.

It consists of four main components, including improving the capacity of administration bodies and community in managing biodiversity corridors, and bettering livelihood and small-scale infrastructure system in beneficiary communes.-VNA