Việt Nam had been recognised by the international community for its biodiversity and rich ecosystems, said Trần Thế Liên, head of the Special Protected Forest Department.
Illegal logging is threatening the protected forest of Sông Tranh in the central province of Quảng Nam’s Bắc Trà My District, with hundred-year-old trees being felled, nhandan.com.vn reported.
More than sixty six large trees of rare species were found to have been illegally felled in the core of a protected forest area in the central province of Quảng Bình.
A group of 16 farmers in Tiên Hà Commune in the mountainous Tiên Phước district of Quảng Nam Province have joined together in a ‘green herb’ co-operative – a model that helps promote production chains of farm produce and herbs and develop eco-tourism.
The central province of Quảng Nam has introduced the first hi-tech shrimp farming projects in Thăng Bình District’s Coastal Bình Hải Commune on 6.5 hectares with a total investment of VNĐ33 billion (US$1.5 million).
A number of provinces across the country including Lai Châu, Nghệ An and Tây Ninh are taking precautions to prevent forest fires as the dry season begins.
Deputy Prime Minister Trịnh Đình Dũng has requested the northern province of Sơn La’s People Committee submit a pre-feasibility study for the Hòa Bình-Mộc Châu Expressway project to the Prime Minister for approval.
The central province of Quảng Nam has approved hi-tech farming and agriculture park projects in Thăng Bình District and the township of Điện Bàn on 425 hectares of land with total planned investment of VNĐ5.4 trillion (US$239 million) by 2024.
Hà Nội People’s Committee will redistribute 5,573 ha of land for the total 1,686 projects approved by the municipal People’s Council last month.
Twenty-seven construction works that were built illegally on forest land in Hà Nội’s Sóc Sơn District in the past two year must be dismantled within December.