China-Myanmar established Biodiversity Research Institute handed over to Myanmar


A Southeast Asia Biodiversity Research Institute (SABRI), established with the cooperation of China, was handed over to Myanmar in Nay Pyi Taw on Wednesday.

Established with the help of the Chinese Academy of Science, the Institute was transferred to the Myanmar ministry of natural resources and environmental conservation. The SABRI project, which had been implemented since 2013 under bilateral MoU, includes four labs to research animal activities, biodiversity, aqua-biodiversity, traditional medicines, human and plant species.

It aims to enable international research of biodiversity and science, among the countries along the Belt and Road and Southeast Asia, based on the China-Myanmar cooperation. U Khin Maung Ye, minister for natural resources and environmental conservation of Myanmar, expressed his belief that SABRI will provide opportunity for Myanmar counterpart to improve their capacity. The SABRI will serve as a powerful international platform for collaborative research and discovery, training the youths from Southeast Asia who are outstanding at science and technology and conducting Master and PhD courses, said Bai Chunli, president of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Courtesy Global Times

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