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Project to plant 1 billion trees submitted to Prime Minister

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has submitted to the Prime Minister a project to plant 1 billion trees in the 2021-2025 period.

 

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In 2021 alone, Vietnam will plant about 182 million trees and between 2022 and 2025, the country will plant 204.5 million trees each year.

 

 

Specifically, 690 million trees will be planted in both urban and rural areas, and 310 million trees in concentrated forests.

According to the Ministry, in recent years, although the forest coverage in Vietnam has increased, the quality of natural forests has not been high; the function of protection forests has not been fully promoted; and the density of trees to people in urban and rural areas is still low compared to that of many other countries.

Meanwhile, the impact of climate change and natural disasters has become increasingly complex, affecting all aspects of socio-economic life and environment, and threatening the country’s sustainable development. Along with that, the process of industrialization and urbanization is taking place strongly; more production establishments, industrial parks, and concentrated urban areas are built; the population has increased rapidly and all of these factors have made urban environmental pollution more serious.

Planting and protecting forests, and developing trees for environmental protection are of vital significance. Accordingly, in the 2021-2025 period, the country needs to grow at least 1 billion trees, including 690 million trees to be planted in both urban and rural areas, and 310 million trees in concentrated, special-use forests and newly planted production forests to protect the ecological environment, improve the landscape and respond to climate change, contribute to socio-economic development, and improve the quality of life for the people and sustainable development of the country.

In 2021 alone, Vietnam will plant about 182 million trees and between 2022 and 2025, the country will plant 204.5 million trees each year.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development will develop and implement this project, with funding from private and integrated capital sources through national public investment programs and projects in the 2021-2025 period, ODA projects, and part of the state budget.

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Planting new trees while protecting old forests

Planting new trees while protecting old forests

Professor Nguyen Ngoc Lung, director general of the Research Institute for Sustainable Forest Management and Forest Certification, talks about the need to plant more young trees to keep the country clean and green.

PM calls for a billion more trees

PM calls for a billion more trees

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc yesterday said he hoped a billion trees would be planted in Vietnam over the next five years.

 

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