Mongolia to cooperate with Sweden in introduction of arboriculture technology

2022-04-29 17:21:19

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. Within the framework of the One Billion Trees national movement initiated by the President of Mongolia, Chief of Staff of the Office of the President Ya. Sodbaatar paid a working visit to Stockholm, Sweden to meet relevant officials.

68 percent of Sweden’s territory is covered by forest, of which 17 percent is state-owned and 83 percent is under ownership of private organizations. The forestry sector accounts for two percent of GDP and 10 percent of export earnings in the country.

The country's forestry sector policy is regulated by the Forest Agency under the Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation. The agency is responsible for developing the integrated database for the forestry sector to monitor the afforestation and forest management nationwide.

Ya. Sodbaatar held a meeting with Deputy Minister of Environment of Sweden Anders Gronwall, and Director of the Department of Forestry, Environment, and Research of the Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation Annelie Stiglund to exchange views on the opportunities to develop cooperation in the forestry sector.

The sides agreed to introduce advanced technologies and innovations in afforestation and mechanization in Mongolia, and to develop cooperation between the two countries’ universities and research institutions.


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