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VN to plant one billion trees in 2021-2025 period

VGP – By late 2025, 690 million trees will be planted in urban and rural areas and 310 million others in concentrated forests.

April 05, 2021 10:46 PM GMT+7

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This is part of a new project on one billion tree planting, which was approved by PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

The move aims to protect the environment, embellish landscape, respond to climate change, and improve the quality of life for the people and sustainable development of the country.

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.

In urban area, trees will be grown in street pavements, parks, gardens, squares, on campuses of offices, schools, hospitals, factories, industrial parks, processing zones, religious sites, gardens and other public projects.

In rural areas, trees will be plants in gardens, along transport corridors, rivers, channels, drains, cultivation areas, on campuses of offices, schools, hospitals, factories, industrial parks, processing zones, religious sites, and public projects, areas vulnerable to landslide, degradation, desertification, mineral exploitation landfill, and unused land.

The project targets to plant 180 hectares of concentrated forests equivalent to 310 million trees (or 36,000 hectares on average each year or 62 million trees) including 30,000 hectares of protective forests (70 million trees), 150,000 hectares of production forests (240 million trees).

In 2021 alone, Viet Nam will plant about 182 million trees. Between 2022 and 2025, the country will plant 204.5 million trees each year.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development was tasked to work with the Ministry of Construction, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, municipal and provincial authorities to materialize the project.

Earlier, last November, PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc proposed an initiative to plant one billion trees in the next five years./.

By Kim Loan