Reforestation planned to replace forestlands cleared in construction of North-South Expressway

The Government has recently submitted to the National Assembly Standing Committee a report on converting forests, forest land and wet-rice land for the North-South Expressway in 2021-25.

Accordingly, the Government proposed changing the land use purpose of 1,054 hectares of forest to ensure no major impact on the environment and to reach the project schedule. The total forest land includes 111.84 hectares of protective forest, 4.45 hectares of special forest, 802.91 hectares of forest for wood production, and 135.43 hectares of other forests.

Keep reading…