In the framework of cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the Lebanese Ministry of Agriculture, the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Lebanon announced the second phase of the Anjar afforestation.
During a meeting held with Lebanon’s Minister of Agriculture, Abbas Hajj Hassan, the Korean embassy launched the second phase of the project with a USD 600,000 fund.
The main objective of the project is to enhance the livelihoods and skills of refugees at risk through labor-intensive reforestation and forest management activities, according to the Korean embassy.
The project also reflects the Korean government’s efforts in combatting climate change.
According to the state-run National News Agency (NNA), the project first included 25 hectares of afforestation activities in Anjar and the planting of trees within the village, which is 9 km long.
This is in addition to preparing and implementing a 27-hectare forest management plan in the village.