French envoy visits Kaziranga


French ambassador Emmanuel Lenain along with four of his colleagues on Sunday morning visited World Heritage Site Kaziranga National Park (KNP). Lenain enjoyed elephant safari.

Lenain visited KNP to meet on-site members of the French Development Agency (AFD) and the Assam Environment and Forest Department, involved in the Assam Project for Forest and Biodiversity Conservation.

The French delegation will return to Guwahati on Sunday evening to share their tour insights with members of the Department of Environment and Forests and the Assam State Biodiversity Board.

According to reports, Lenain will pay a courtesy call on Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi at his official residence and meet Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal at Secretariat; following which, the Assam government and the AFD will sign a 50-million-euro (Rs. 400-crore) project agreement. The loans will Assam government’s initiative to restore Assam’s forest ecosystems and preserve their biodiversity.

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