Through 20 years of hard work, the State Forestry Administration has achieved gratifying results in seeking for economic and technical cooperation (aid grant) projects with foreign countries, expansions to various extents have been made in number of cooperating countries (international organizations), funding for cooperation projects, ways of cooperation, and the coverage beneficiary provinces and autonomous regions. Till the end of 2004, the State Forestry Administration has established good cooperative relations with more than 30 countries and more than 20 international organizations in the world. According to incomplete statistics, up to the end of 2004, the State Forestry Administration has obtained a total of 420 aid grant projects (the amount of aid grant of each project is above USD 100,000, the same hereafter), the aid grant amounting to USD 697 million, including 320 bilateral projects, with aid grant amounting to about USD 398 million, 100 multilateral projects, with aid grant amounting to USD 299 million.
Currently, 187 projects are being implemented, with a total funding of USD 260 million, which include 133 bilateral projects, with funding of USD 194 million, 54 multilateral projects, with funding of USD 67 million. These projects impacted more than 20 provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities) and the major research and education institutions affiliated to the SFA and the forestry sector in the country. The cooperation projects cover the entire process of forestry production and management, such as breeding, seedling production, afforestation, timber processing and efficient utilization, pest and disease control, endangered animal protection, forest fire prevention, tropical forest conservation, forest soil and water conservation and water conservation forest management, training and education, studies of criteria and indicators for sustainable forest management, treatment and desertification control technologies, and sustainable utilization.