The northern province of Bac Giang has met most targets it set for the year regarding forest planting and protection, according to Duong Xuan Banh, Deputy Director of the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

The Deputy Director reported that the province’s wood output from planted forests reached 30,000 cubic metres in 2014, 40 percent higher than its target.

Bac Giang has also successfully reduced the area of forests damaged by fire with no major forest fire occurring so far.

The locality targets to expand its forest coverage to more than 37 percent through the planting of 5,000ha of forest in a bid to help protect the environment, ease natural disasters, protect bio-diversity of forests while raising income for local people and reducing poverty rate from forestry.

The province has also issued a detailed plan on the protection, development and use of the existing forests and land designated for forestry.-VNA