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UN-REDD+ Ha Tinh: Training workshop on capacity building of forestry legislation for the provincial forest inspectors of Bolykhamxay

On July 18th and19th, 2016, in the province of Bolykhamxay - People's Democratic Republic of Laos, The Provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Management Board of the UN-REDD+ Vietnam in Ha Tinh province, Phase II (PPMU), coordinated with the Provincial Department of Agriculture and Forestry of Bolykhamxay province to organize "Training workshop on capacity building of forestry legislation for the provincial forest inspectors of Bolykhamxay"

On July 18th and19th, 2016, in the province of Bolykhamxay - People's Democratic Republic of Laos, The Provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Management Board of the UN-REDD+ Vietnam in Ha Tinh province, Phase II (PPMU), coordinated with the Provincial Department of Agriculture and Forestry of Bolykhamxay province to organize "Training workshop on capacity building of forestry legislation for the provincial forest inspectors of Bolykhamxay"               

The delegates of the workshop from the province of Bolykhamxay include Van Phong Sa Na Bun Hom Lat, Deputy Director of the Provincial Department of Agriculture and Forestry; Mr. Phon Sa Vanh Sompheng Syria, Deputy Head of Forestry Inspectorate; and the representatives of the Provincial Department of Industry and Commerce, the Department of Natural Resources Management and Environment, the Police station and Bordergate Defence forces Office, Kham Cot and Vieng Thong districts, Paccadinh National Natural Reserves Office, and professional staffs of the Provincial Department of Natural Resources and Environment and the Provincial Department of Agriculture and Forestry.

The delegates of Ha Tinh province include the following persons: Mr. Nguyen Huy Loi, Deputy Director of the Provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, cum the Director of the UN-REDD+ Phase II of Ha Tinh province; The Central Coordinator in charge of the provinces; the Representative of Forestry Management Department; the management Board of Agriculture and Rural Development ODA projects and professional staff of Ha Tinh PPMU.

During two days’ workshop, participants exchanged and discussed the important issues of the Forestry Law, the Law on Biodiversity Conservation, the Wildlife of Laos; the Law on Forest Protection and Development of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

               Mr Van Phong Sa Na Bun Hom Lat, the Deputy Director of the Provincial Department of Agriculture and Forestry of Bolykhamxay

Speaking at the workshop, Mr Van Phong Sa Na Bun Hom Lat, the Deputy Director of the Provincial Department of Agriculture and Forestry of Bolykhamxay appreciated the effectiveness of training in enhancing the province’s forestry inspectors’ capacity on the forestry law. He also confirmed that the UN-REDD+ project is very practical and meaningful for Bolykhamxay province to manage, protect and develop forests in the future. So, the Deputy Director of Bolykhamxay Provincial Department of Agriculture and Forestry also desired UN-REDD+ Vietnam to continue its interest and to attract the necessary resources to invest in Buolikhamsay to pilot this program.

               The workshop’s content programs helped the provincial Forest Inspectors of Bolykhamxay (Laos) improve the efficiency of professional work, enhance the understandings of forest laws of each country, to further promote the work of coordination between forest inspectors of Ha Tinh province and Bolykhamxay province in the exchange of information, control of timber import and export and wildlife transport through the bordergate of every province in the coming time. Thereby, these will contribute to the protection and development of natural forests in adjacent areas; and will constantly enhance the close relationship of special traditions between Vietnam and Laos in general and between Ha Tinh province and Bolykhamxay province in particular.

               Mr. Nguyen Huy Loi, Deputy Director of Ha Tinh Provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, cum Director of the UN-REDD+ Vietnam in Ha Tinh province, Phase II

When delivering the closing remarks at the workshop, Mr. Nguyen Huy Loi, Deputy Director of Ha Tinh Provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, cum Director of the UN-REDD+ Vietnam in Ha Tinh province, Phase II appreciated the close coordination and efficiency of Bolykhamxay Provincial Department of Agriculture and Forestry in the organizing this workshop. At the same time, he hoped to continue to receive the attention and coordination for upcoming activities aiming at implementing the Memorandum of Understanding effectively in the protection and development of forests, contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction and dealing with climate change.

UN-REDD+ Phase 2 Programme Management Board of Ha Tinh province

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