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Korea National Arboretum donates computers & face masks to AFoCO RETC

10 Jul 2020

AFoCO is happy to receive a donation of 66 computer equipment and 4,000 face masks from the Korea National Arboretum (KNA). The donated items will be sent to the AFoCO RETC in Myanmar for use in capacity building activities and to help maintain a safe working environment for government officials in Myanmar.

Officials from the KNA were invited to the donation ceremony held in the Secretariat on 7 July to commemorate the KNA’s donation and extend appreciation to the KNA officials. A plaque of appreciation was also presented to Dr. Lee Jeongho, the Acting Director-General of KNA.

The KNA is currently involved in the site survey for the construction of ex situ conservation sites in Myanmar. From 2021, starting with the construction of these ex situ conservation sites in the vicinity of the AFoCO RETC in Myanmar, the KNA hopes to establish other such sites in Southeast Asian countries such as Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Viet Nam. KNA representatives also expressed hopes of further expanding the KNA-AFoCO cooperation by embarking on joint research activities with other Asian countries.

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