Germany funds forest biodiversity project in Thua Thien-Hue hinh anh 1Thua Thien-Hue receives 1.8 million EUR from the German Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety for Carbi project implementation. (Photo: VNA)

Thua Thien-Hue (VNA) – The central province of Thua Thien-Hue recently issued Decision No.1038/QD-UBND on receiving and implementing the second phase of the carbon and biodiversity (Carbi) project funded by non-refundable aid of the German Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.

The project, which has a budget of more than 1.8 million EUR, will be carried out in the mountainous districts of Nam Dong and A Luoi from 2019 to 2024, with the aim of supporting biodiversity and forest ecosystem in the areas near the central area of Truong Son Mountain Range while promoting conservation work through improving local management of natural resources.

Along with supporting the tracking of illegal trade of products with wild animal origins, and the enforcement of laws on wildlife animal protection in border areas, the project also helps improve management of environmental fee payment.

Earlier, the German ministry gave Thua Thien-Hue province 2 million EUR (2.23 million USD) in financial aid to carry out the first phase of the Carbi project during 2011-2014 at Saola Nature Reserve and expanded area of Bach Ma National Park, which are rich in carbon reserves and home to various kinds of animals. Besides bettering management work, the project paid heed to afforestation, reducing illegal logging and cross-border trade of timber, among others.-VNA