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The central province of Thua Thien –Hue has decided to invest over 5 billion VND (227,000 USD) in a tropical rainforest project.

According to the Standing Deputy Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Phan Ngoc Tho, the project will cover over 67 hectares in An Tay ward, Hue city and in Thuy Bang commune, Huong Thuy town from 2015-2020.

The project aims to conserve and preserve biological diversity and the genes of typical forest floras in the central coastal provinces, serve scientific studies and ecological tourism in the region and increase public awareness of protecting natural resources and the living environment.

The province has urged authorities to collect sample specimens of rocks, minerals and plants and conduct scientific research studies.

The tropical rainforest has evolved over nearly 200 million years from the dinosaur epoch. Today, tropical rainforests account for only 7 percent of the earth’s land surface but half of the world’s total species. In Asia, tropical rainforests span from Sri Lanka and west India to Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines.

Tropical rainforests are overfilled with life from the forest floor up to the treetops.-VNA