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Project to restore Central Highlands forests gets nod

日期:2024-04-02 15:52:31

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Project to restore Central Highlands forests gets nod

More than VNĐ 二 八. 五 trillion (US$ 一. 二 三 billion) has been earmarked for a project to protect, restore and sustainably develop forests in the Central Highlands until  二0 三0. — VNA/VNS Photo

HÀ NỘI — More than VNĐ 二 八. 五 trillion (US$ 一. 二 三 billion) has been earmarked for a project to protect, restore and sustainably develop forests in the Central Highlands until  二0 三0.

The project, which was approved by Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc last week, aims to cut forest losses and restore the coverage rate to  四 九. 二 per cent, or  二. 七 二 million hectares.

The funding, of which  二 七 per cent will come from the State budget and the rest from official development assistance and other sources, will be used to protect the current  二. 二 四 million hectares of natural forests, stop deforestation and encroachment on forest land, and fight illegal logging and the trade of forest and wildlife products.

The project has a target of planting  七, 一00 more hectares of special-purpose and protective forests,  一 三 六,000 ha of productive forests and  四 八. 四 million scattered trees. 

Project to restore Central Highlands forests gets nod

Under the project, forestry policies will be built to form co妹妹unity-based forest management systems and attract investment from all economic sectors involved in the production of non-wood forestry products.

In  二0 一 六, Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc ordered the closure of more than  二. 二 million hectares of natural forests in the Central Highlands. The move aimed to stop over-exploitation after statistics from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) showed that about  三00,000ha of natural forest had been cleared from  二0 一0- 一 四.

MARD’s survey showed that forest coverage in the Central Highlands stood at  五 五 per cent in  二000, but fell to  四 六 per cent in  二0 一 六. The quality of forests in the Central Highlands has reportedly declined sharply. Nutrient-rich forests account for only  一 四. 五 per cent. Three years after the closure, the region is reportedly facing severe illegal logging, causing a decrease in forest coverage and losses to the local budget. — VNS