Environment

December 9, 2019, 2:16 am

Central Highland forests to be protected, increased

(09:25:40 AM 18/03/2013)
(Tinmoitruong.vn) - By 2020, provinces in the Central Highlands must increase forest coverage to 55 per cent from the current level of 51.3 per cent, Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai told participants in a conference on Central Highlands Forest Protection and Development in Buon Ma Thuot City yesterday.

Local breeders and their elephants travel through a forest in Central Highland Dak Lak Province's Buon Don District. Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has called for enhanced protection of forests and their ecosystem in the region. — VNA/VNS Photo Anh Tuan

 

To achieve the target, Hai said, all five Tay Nguyen (Central Highlands) provinces (Dak Lak, Dak Nong, Gia Lai, Kon Tum and Lam Dong) should strive to protect the existing forest while trying to restore destroyed forest areas and use the natural resources in the forest in a sustainable manner.

 

"It is important to improve the quality and integrated value of the forest products in order to raise people's income and make them feel more attached to forestation," Hai said.

 

He ordered local leaders to put an immediate halt to acts of forest encroachment and destruction as well as violations against law enforcement officers, including forest rangers.

 

The Central Highlands has a total land area of 54,461 km2 with 5.1 million people. The region holds a key strategic position in the national economy, politics, security and defence. It also has significant forest resources as well as advantages in economic and forestry development.

 

Speaking at the conference, many participants attributed the loss of forestland to rapid population growth and the increasing value of agricultural products such as coffee, rubber, cassava and cashew nuts.

 

They complained about the irrational taxes levied on forest resources and poor forestry management by government agencies, particularly State forest enterprises, as well as the change of forest land into rubber plantations in many localities.

VNS
KHÔNG XẢ RÁC BỪA BÃI

Send comments you read about: Central Highland forests to be protected, increased

* *
*
*
(Environmental News welcomes your opinions read the article. The discussion will be reviewed before posting. Environmental News reserves the right to reject words offend individuals or organizations; words left habits and customs, law violations. Readers discuss accented Vietnamese. Comments do not necessarily reflect the views of the Environmental News. Thank you for your contributions and cooperation of)
KHÔNG XẢ RÁC BỪA BÃI
Cat- center 3
Cat- center 4
 Ash treatment required before thermal-power plant construction

Ash treatment required before thermal-power plant construction

(Tinmoitruong.vn) - The government has told investors not to build coal thermal power plants if they don’t have solutions to treat ash, thus causing pollution.

 German Government continues to support MRC for sustainable development of the Lower Mekong Basin

German Government continues to support MRC for sustainable development of the Lower Mekong Basin

(Tinmoitruong.vn) - Vientiane, Lao PDR, 29 September 2016 – The Government of Germany- has granted EUR 2.5 million to the Mekong River Commission to implement its strategic work, including climate change and adaptation, flood and drought management and sustainable hydropower.

Cat- center 6
  Decree requires waste importers to place deposits on scrap

Decree requires waste importers to place deposits on scrap

(Tinmoitruong.vn) - Importers have to make a deposit for scrap materials imported from June 15, 2015 as per government decree No 38. This will place a heavy financial burden on enterprises.

Cat- center 7