Forests and forestry

Forest cover

Close to 108,260 ha of new forest planted during year’s first half

A total of 108,258 ha of forest were planted in the first six months, up 22% year-on-year.Vietnam is working on a project to grow one billion trees nationwide between 2021 and 2025. They will include 690 million trees in urban and rural areas, and 310 ...

New Zealand contributes VND800 million to forestation project in Vietnam

The New Zealand Embassy in Vietnam and the Song Foundation on May 9 announced a contribution of VND800 million (NZ$48,000) from New Zealand to the Forest Symphony project in Vietnam’s south-central province of Ninh Thuan in response to the Vietnamese Government’s commitment to plant one ...

Lawmakers concerned over forest losses in light of central floods

Forest protection issues were in the spotlight on Tuesday in the National Assembly, amid public concern that the loss of forests had contributed to the devastation from floods and landslides in the central region in recent weeks.Responding to lawmakers’ concerns, Minister of Agriculture and Rural ...

Central Highlands district achieves efficiency in growing forests

Man-made forests in Dak Lak province’s M’ Drak district offer stable incomes to local residents who are allowed to exploit them while increasing forest cover. The district, which has the largest afforested area in the Central Highlands province, has 15,000ha of man-made forests, mostly with ...

Vietnam aims to raise Central Highlands’ forest cover to 49.2% by 2030

The Prime Minister has recently approved a forest protection, restoration and development programme, aiming to increase forest cover in the Central Highlands to 49.2% by 2030.The programme was announced by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) at a conference in Da Lat on ...

Decline in Vietnam’s deforestation cases

Vietnam has seen decreases in the number of violation cases related to forest protection and development, as well as the area of forest lost by deforestation. After three years of implementing Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s directions, an average of 16,980 violation cases have been ...

VNA Reporter

Finland helps Vietnam build forestry database

Vietnam has set up a fully integrated forestry information database under a project funded by the Finnish Government, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) said at a recent conference in Hanoi. Data from forests across the country and more than 1.4 million forest ...

Bich Hong

Forest quality declining despite coverage expansion: expert

Although the forest coverage has increased, the quality of Vietnam’s forests have been declining, Director of the Silviculture Research Institute Tran Lam Dong said at a discussion in Hanoi on July 24.Keep reading ...

VNA Reporter

Vietnam’s coastal forest coverage reaches 17 percent

Vietnam planted a total 12,385ha of coastal forest between 2015-2017 via climate change response and coastal forest protection project for 2015-2020, which raised the coastal forest coverage from 16.9 percent in 2014 to 17 percent last year. Keep reading ...

VNA Reporter

Việt Nam to boost ‘green’ and sustainable growth

The Government of Việt Nam has been implementing drastic measures to increase forest coverage in the Central Highlands region, while improving output of coffee and high value crops in easing deforestation.Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

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