The northern province of Quang Ninh planted over 4,000ha of forest between 2007 and 2013, equivalent to 97.2 percent of its original target under the third phase of a Germany-supported project (Kfw).

The figure raises the rate of local forest coverage to 53.5 percent this year, surpassing the target, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Dang Huy Hau told a conference reviewing the project on December 24.

During the period, the 4 million EUR project generated jobs to nearly 3,000 poor households in remote areas, with a majority getting to know how to plant and protect forests sustainably.

On the occasion, the provincial People’s Committee presented certificates of merit to 10 individuals and 6 organisations in recognition of their contributions to the project.-VNA