French Ambassador to Myanmar to visit Thanintharyi

11 January 2019
French Ambassador to Myanmar to visit Thanintharyi
A fishermen walking near the fishing boats in MaungMaKan Beach, Dawei Township, Tanintharyi Division, Myanmar. Photo: Nyein Chan Naing/EPA

The Ambassador of France to Myanmar, Mr. Christian Lechervy, will visit Thanintharyi Region from 15 to 18 January, 2019, with a delegation of representatives from the French Embassy and the French Development Agency (AFD), according to a press release.

This field trip will allow Mr. Christian Lechervy and his delegation to see some of the activities supported by French stakeholders in the region, particularly one project financed by the AFD and implemented with the support of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). This EUR 9,2M regional project, which covers Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos, aims at promoting an integrated and inclusive approach of natural resources management and targets this highly biodiverse region of Thanintharyi.

The Ambassador will also pay a visit to the French company Total’s metering station in service track on the Myanmar-Thailand border, and travel to the extreme south of the region, to Kawthoung and Khamawgyi, to view the archeological site searched by a French-Myanmar team near Maliwan, within the framework of a broader study on maritime silk roads that went through the peninsula.