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Myanmar designates new protected forest area to protect biodiversity

Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.

YANGON, March 19 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar's government has designated a new protected public forest area in western region Sagaing's Katha district.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation last week designated the area of more than 550 hectares as "Gahe-2" protected public forest, in Katha's Indaw Township.
The move is aimed at conserving watershed areas for farmland for local residents to meet their daily needs and protecting biodiversity, according to the ministry.
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