return icon

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.


Trồng 1 tỷ cây xanh, đề án chính thức trình lên Thủ tướng

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.


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.



A spicy treat from Hai Phong cuisine

Among all versions of the iconic Vietnamese sandwich, the spicy banh mi of Hai Phong might be the smallest, but don't let that fool you into thinking it's any less than its larger siblings.

Luxury apartments selling well in Vietnam

Wealthy Vietnamese are ready to spend millions of dollars to buy super-luxury properties.

How will the US FED's interest rate hike affect the Vietnamese dong?

The Vietnamese dong may lose 4 percent of its value against the USD in 2022, while the deposit interest rate is predicted to lose 30-50 points after the US FED’s move and SBV’s first policy responses.

Opportunity for local firms to enter $200bil games market

Now is the time for Vietnam’s game industry to enter the global game market, worth $200 billion.

Japanese professor demands apology from Em Và Trịnh producer

Japanese professor Michiko Yoshii, one of Vietnamese celebrated songwriter Trinh Cong Son’s muses, has submitted a request to Vietnamese Cinema Department to ask for the official apology from the producer of the film Em Và Trịnh (You and Trịnh).

FDI inflows continue on downward trajectory

The sharp decline of newly-registered foreign direct investment pulled down the total in the first nine months of the year despite the high disbursement rate.

Vietnam’s steel exports to China nosedive

China is no longer a major export market for Vietnamese-made steel, as revenue from steel shipments to the northern neighbor has plummeted, the General Department of Vietnam Customs reported.

Determining solar, wind power prices still problematic

The electricity prices of many wind and solar power projects have yet to be determined following the expiration of the FIT (feed in tariff) policy, worrying investors.

As pristine as Ru Cha mangrove forest

Ru Cha is the name of a unique primeval mangrove forest in Thuan Hoa Village, Huong Phong Commune, Hue City.

Lack of orders plaguing export enterprises

During the fourth quarter of every year most of the export companies in Vietnam find the need to step up pace in order to meet the increased demand in orders from major import markets such as the US and the European Union.

PM chairs urgent meeting in response to super typhoon Noru

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh chaired an urgent meeting on September 27 to hasten response to the approaching super typhoon Noru.

Yen Bai launches tours to conquer two of highest mountains in Vietnam

Tours to conquer Ta Xua and Ta Chi Nhu, two of the 15 highest mounts in Vietnam, were launched in Tram Tau district of northwestern Yen Bai province on September 25.

Typhoon Noru to affect Vietnam’s mainland on late September 27

Typhoon Noru is gaining strength while moving westward at 20-25km per hour, and is expected to make landfall in central Vietnam in the afternoon or evening September 27.

248 aircraft registered under Vietnamese nationality: CAAV

The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has registered 248 aircraft under Vietnamese nationality so far this year, up six from the same period last year.

Investors cautious about disbursing investments amid higher rates: experts

As many major central banks tightened monetary policies to contain soaring inflation, the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) on September 22 also decided to hike its benchmark interest rate by 100 basis points, effective September 23.