As many as 160 forest fires were reported across Việt Nam in the last six months, destroying about 756ha of forest, according to the Việt Nam Fire and Rescue Police Department under the Public Security Ministry.
Central Highlands localities need to raise the responsibility among forest owners and management to improve protection and development of the areas.
The veteran from Phù Yên District, Sơn La Province, has applied farming techniques he learned himself to grow plants that bring high economic values to the northern mountainous area.
Director of the province’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyễn Anh Tuấn said the province hoped planned to have 3,500 ha of medicinal herbs by 2030, concentrating on 22 key plants.
Six years ago, a village of tycoons appeared in Sơn Tây District, in the central province of Quảng Ngãi, as local people became billionaires overnight thanks to land compensation from a hydropower project.