Sustainable forestry development on the basis of balance between economy, society and environment

Responsible forestry development

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has just held a conference on the implementation of Decree No. 27/2021 / ND-CP of the Government on the management of forest plant varieties, Decision No. 523 / QD-TTg dated April 1 /. 2021 of the Prime Minister approves “Vietnam’s Forestry Development Strategy for the period 2021 – 2030, with a vision to 2050” and Decision No. 524 / QD-TTg dated April 1, 2021 of the Prime Minister approving to approve the project “Planting 1 billion trees for the period 2021 – 2025” in Hanoi.

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Minh Hoan: Vietnam must develop a responsible forestry sector

Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Ha Cong Tuan said that in 15 years of implementing the Vietnam Forestry Development Strategy for the period 2006-2020, the forestry sector has achieved many important achievements, forest resources are protected and developed day by day. the better; By 2020, the total forest area will reach over 14.6 million ha, the forest coverage rate is 42%, the structure of 3 forest types will basically meet the requirements of forestry development, biodiversity conservation and environmental security.

By 2020, the export turnover of wood and forest products will reach over 13 billion USD, Vietnam will become the 5th largest exporter of wood and forest products in the world, 2nd in Asia. Forest environmental services have really become an important and sustainable source of finance for the sector, one of the 10 outstanding achievements of the Agriculture and Rural Development sector.

However, the forestry sector is also facing a number of difficulties and challenges such as limited planning and planning management; Land disputes, violations of regulations on forest protection and development are still complicated in some localities; The forest area has increased but the quality of the forest is still limited, although the productivity of planted forests has been improved but still low, mainly small timber, not completely meeting the demand for raw materials for the processing and export industries.

Following the direction of the Government, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has reviewed and evaluated the results of the implementation of the Forestry Development Strategy for the period 2006-2020 and developed the Vietnam Forestry Development Strategy for the period 2021-2030. , with a vision to 2050, has been approved by the Prime Minister in Decision No. 523 / QD-TTg dated April 1, 2021.

The strategy has set out development objectives, orientations and solutions to: Develop forestry sustainably on the basis of efficient management and use of forest resources; harmonization of economic, social and environmental protection goals; to really turn forestry into a modern, efficient, effective and highly competitive economic – technical branch; chain linkage from forest development, forest protection, forest use to forest product processing and trade to enhance forest value; strictly manage, protect and restore natural forests in association with biodiversity conservation, landscape protection, ecological environment, water source security; improve the quality of planted forests …

This strategy, together with the Law on Forestry and its guiding documents, are important documents creating important legal and policy frameworks for the forestry sector in the coming period.

Emphasizing that Vietnam must develop a responsible forestry sector, not only pursuing economic purposes but also balancing the economy, society and the environment, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Minh Hoan said that the issue is important. Nowadays, forestry is important to conservation and development. In particular, how to develop but not affect conservation and conservation but not closed to still be able to develop ..

Socializing resources for the implementation of the project “Planting a billion trees in the period of 2021-2025”

On April 1, 2021, the Prime Minister issued Decision No. 524 / QD-TTg approving the project of planting one billion trees in the period of 2021-2025, with the aim of both supplying wood and raw materials for production. and consumption, both protecting the environment, improving the landscape and responding to climate change, contributing to the realization of the country’s sustainable development goals.

The project will strengthen socialization, attract all resources from all economic sectors to join hands, contribute, and unanimously implement with the message “For a green Vietnam”; contribute to the successful implementation of the Strategy.

Deploying the planting of 1 billion trees in the next 5 years, the Vietnam Administration of Forestry said that localities need to review appropriate land use plannings and plans for forest development and tree planting, especially in vulnerable areas. effects of climate change to identify priority tree planting areas; reserve land fund that is large enough, stable, long-term, and for the right purpose for greenery development; To arrange local budgets, call on organizations and enterprises, to mobilize legal capital sources to participate, to join hands to contribute; proactively prepare quality seedlings with plant species and plant standards in accordance with technical standards to implement the project of planting 1 billion effective and quality green trees.

The project to plant 1 billion trees will increase the protective capacity of forests and trees, contribute to mitigating damages caused by floods and natural disasters, and effectively responding to climate change. In order for the project to become a reality, Minister Le Minh Hoan emphasized that resources including human and material resources must be socialized so that the project “Planting 1 billion trees in the period of 2021 – 2025” becomes self-conscious. aspirations of the people and community.

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