VN to boost tourism development in protective, special-use forests

Developing tourism and services in protective and special-use forests in parallel with conservation will become a key part of the national economy in the future.

The administration was told to classify, assess and point out typical models to improve management.

Nguyễn Quốc Trị, head of the Việt Nam Administration of Forestry, said management boards of protective and special-use forests were expected to gradually apply financial autonomy by collecting payments for forest environmental services and fees from developing eco-tourism. By 2025, it was hoped that half of protective and special-use forests would run eco-tourism services.

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