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Close to 108,260 ha of new forest planted during year’s first half

by NDO05 July 2021 Last updated at 15:00 PM

Vietnam plants more than 108,000 hectares of forest in the first half of 2021.
Vietnam plants more than 108,000 hectares of forest in the first half of 2021.

VTV.vn - A total of 108,258 ha of forest were planted in the first six months, up 22% year-on-year.

According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, during the period, the entire nations prepared nearly 650 million saplings for afforestation, an annual increase of 43%.

To date, the rate of forest grown with certificated saplings has reached 87%. The number of scattered trees planted for forestry purpose stood at 38.6 million, while the volume of timber output was about 7.95 million cubic metres, both up 5.7% annually.

Vietnam is working on a project to grow one billion trees nationwide between 2021 and 2025. They will include 690 million trees in urban and rural areas, and 310 million others in protection, special-use, and production forests.

This project aims to protect the ecosystem, improve the scenery, respond to climate change, boost socio-economic development, improve the quality of people's life, and foster the country’s sustainable development.

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