Two billion trees to be planted in Vietnam

Posted: 19 August 2006 in Vietnam

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has approved a project to plant two billion trees between 2006 and 2010. The Vietnam News Agency reports that “The project, one of the activities to maintain and develop the tree planting movement initiated years ago by President Ho Chi Minh, aims to reduce barren land acreage and provide more finished wood products for consumption.”

The VNA article makes no mention of whose land will be planted, which species will be used, who will own the trees or who will benefit from the sale of the timber from the trees.

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