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International Cooperation (Cooperation with International Organizations)

Since its establishmentin 1997-98, the Dry Zone Greening Department has continuously been implementing the projects with international aids. With the aids of international organization such as Yomiuri Shinbuirn၊ Japan International Forestry Promotion and Cooperation Center (JIFPRO)၊ Organization for Industrial, Spiritual and Cultural Advancement-International(OISCA)၊ Japan International Cooperation Agency(JICA)၊ Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)၊ United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)၊ Asia Development Bank (ADB)၊Climate Change Center (CCC), the Dry Zone Greening Department has implemented the projects on dry zone forest plantations, forest conservation, environmental education, water supply for local communities and distribution of efficient cooking stoves.

(1) International Projects (already implemented)

The list of the projects already implemented by DZGD in cooperation with international organizations up to 2019-2020 is as follow:

Sr. Organization Project period Project Area/ township Activities undertake
1 Yomiuri


1996/97-1999/00 Nyaung U Plantation establishment 1200 ac (485.62 ha)
2 JIFPRO(I) 1997/98-1999/00 Nyaung U Plantation establishment 857 ac (346.82 ha)
3 JIFPRO(II) 1998/99-2000/01 Nyaung U Plantation establishment 1110 ac (449.20 ha)
4 JIFPRO(III) 2000/01-2002/03 Nyaung U Plantation establishment 750 ac (303.51 ha)
5 OISCA 1999/00-2001/02 Yesagyo Plantation establishment 600 ac (242.81 ha)
6 JICA(I) 2003/2004 Nyaung U Plantation establishment 599.21 ac (242.50 ha)
7 JICA(II) 2005/2006 Nyaung U Plantation establishment 1171.10 ac (473.93 ha)
8 JICA(III) 2006/2007 Nyaung U Plantation establishment 987.17 ac (399.50 ha)
9 JICA(IV) 2007/2008 Nyaung U Plantation establishment 1041.04 ac (421.30 ha)
10 JICA(V) 2008/2009 Nyaung U Tending operations
11 KOICA( I ) 1998/99-2000/01 Nyaung U Plantation establishment 300 ac (121.41 ha)
12 KOICA(II) 2005/2006 Nyaung U Plantation establishment 815 ac (329.82 ha)
13 KOICA(III) 2009 – 2011 Nyaung U Plantation establishment 370.65 ac (150 ha), water resources development and extension activities
14 KOICA(IV) 2013 – 2015 Nyaung U Plantation establishment 593.04 ac (240 ha), environmental conservation awareness campaigns and distribution of efficient stoves to and renovation of freshwater ponds at surrounding 20 villages, upgrading to village-to-village roads, sending Myanmar staffs involved in the project to Korea for training and collaborative research, organizing capacity building trainings for deputy range officers
15 UNDP 2015/16-2018/19 Myingyan, Nyaung U, Shwebo, Monywa, Chauk Digging underground water (artesian well), construction of rainwater collection pond, digging/renovation of small ponds, conservation of remaining natural forests, establishment of forest plantations,  agriculture and livestock technology and other support activities, establishment of information dissessimination mechanism on weather and disasters and disaster risk management activities

International Project (on going)

The projects which have been on implementation are listed as follow:

Sr. Organization Project Period Project Area Project Activities
1. ADB/ GEF Project

(Title: Rural Productivity and Ecosystem Services Enhanced in Central Dry Zone Forest Reserves)

2018-19 to


Wudwin and Mahlaing Townships –      Activities of Soil and Water Conservation focusing improvement of agricultural production

–      Activities of biodiversity and ecosystem management mainstreamed into forest management

–      Activities of the forest ecosystem rehabilitation and management scale up incorporating Afforestation (550 ha) and Assisted Natural Regeneration (1200 ha)

–      Activities of Policy and knowledge management capacity strengthened

2 The Project of CCC Program of Activities (PoA) for distribution of Improved Cook Stoves (ICS) in developing South and Southeast Asian countries (Myanmar) 2018-2023

(6 Years)

–     3 Regions |Sagaing, Magway, Mandalay),

–      6 Component Project Activities-CPAs (Monywa, Sagaing, Pakokku, Magway, Myingyan, Yamethin, Shwebo)

–     27 Townships

–      Project Inception Workshops (Local Stakeholder Consultation) in every project township

–      Distribution of Improved Cook Stoves (ICSs) to Project Villages (18,000 ICS/CPA/Year), 540,000 ICS for 6 CPAs in entire project periods

–      Replacement of ICSs which worn out for every  2-year

–      Monitoring and Evaluation on the use of ICS

3 Cooperation the Rural Energy Access for Communities and Households (REACH) Project in Thazi Township  2019-


(32 Months)



–      Thazi Township, Mandalay Region –    Carry out market research

–    Identify and assess entrepreneurs

–    Define operations, training and support to entrepreneurs

–    Elaborate and follow marketing strategy

–    Establish financial mechanism to facilitate access to credit

–    Implement financial mechanism

–    Support the creation of local structures in the supply chain

–    Support lobbying effort on sector policies

–    Define and implement participatory approach