Local people prepare to grow new forest. (Photo: VNA)

Tuyen Quang (VNA) – The northern mountainous province of Tuyen Quang has set to plant 11,400 hectares of new forests in 2017, raising its forest coverage to over 60 percent. 

The area of new productive forests will amount 11,150 hectares while the remainder will be for protection and special forests.

Tuyen Quang will grant the land use right of 50 years to families who register to grow new forests, for both productive and protection forests.

Besides, local authorities also guide forestry farms and nurseries to provide  seedlings for forest growers.

The province has mobilised social resources to protect and grow productive forests and support forest regeneration in a bid to strengthen ecological system protection and natural disaster prevention efforts.

Tuyen Quang province expects to exploit more than 9,750 hectares of planted forests for over 844,000 cubic metres of wood in 2017.

The province currently has nearly 435,000 hectares of forest land, including 47,000 hectares of special forest, 121,600 hectares of protection forest and over 266,400 hectares of productive forest.

In 2016, more than 10,940 hectares of new forests have been grown in the province.-VNA