Forest industry

Logging and timber

Việt Nam aiming for a transparent and legal wood industry

Việt Nam is aiming to build a transparent and legal wood industry to support exports of timber products and bolster the domestic timber manufacturing industry.To facilitate exports of this key product, Việt Nam is trying to build the Việt Nam Timber Legality Assurance (VNTLAS) system ...

Boosting supply of raw materials for wood processing industry

Along with the spectacular growth of exports of wood and forestry products over recent time, forest planting activities have developed in an effective manner. However, in order to meet the demand for raw materials for the wood processing industry, businesses and localities need to focus ...

Agriculture ministry gathers ideas for timber regulations

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) is calling for ideas to create a draft decree that establishes a system of regulations ensuring Vietnam’s legal timber and wood products qualify for import and export.The ideas are expected to come from relevant ministries and sectors, experts and the ...

Tracing the safeguards against illegal logging in Vietnam

An agreement on legally-sourced timber imports from Vietnam to the EU that was finally signed in October is now being held up against the reality on the ground in the Southeast Asian country. The EU’s Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan with ...

Chris Humphrey

Kon Tum uses tech to fight fires

The Chư Mom Ray National Park’s use of advanced technology for management has reduced the number of illegal logging cases and forest fires.Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

Violations in forest protection regulations go down

The number of forestry law violations in the first four months of 2018 declined by 31 per cent from last year to 4,226, reported the Việt Nam Administration of Forestry. These violations damaged 252ha of forest areas, down by 47 per cent year-on-year. Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

Land and forest battle in Central Highlands as forests devastated

As illegal loggers are ‘protected’ by local officials, it will be difficult to stop deforestation in the Central Highlands unless heavy sanctions are applied.Keep reading ...

Thien Nhien

Various targets of 2006-2020 forestry development strategy surpassed

Vietnam has made a lot of achievements in the implementation of the 2006-2020 national forestry development strategy, contributing to the protection of natural environment, reduction of natural disasters and transition of self-supplied forestry production into a commodity-based one. Keep reading    ...

Bich Hong

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