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Ninh Thuân begins to afforest to protect lakes

Update: May, 30/2017 - 07:49
The central province of Ninh Thuận will implement a forest rehabilitation and planting programme from now through 2021 to protect 20 irrigation lakes.– Photo nld.com.vn

NINH THUẬN – The central province of Ninh Thuận will implement a forest rehabilitation and planting programme from now through 2021 to protect 20 irrigation lakes.

Around 1000ha of forest will be grown around the lakes at a cost of VNĐ68.7 billion (US$ 3 million).

The tree species to be planted include burflower, white siris and kassod.

The programme hopes to check erosion and restore the ecological balance in a province with harsh weather, increasing groundwater levels, according to the local Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

The 20 lakes have a total capacity of 192 million cubic metres, but because of the weather they are never more than 60-70 percent full. – VNS

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