Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has asked provincial People Committees nationwide to accomplish reforestation projects in forest lands which were converted for hydroelectric plant construction and other purposes in 2015.

The Deputy Prime Minister urged the authorities to disburse their forest protection and development fund contributed by investors for reforestation.

He also requested relevant ministries and provincial authorities to strictly implement the national programme on strengthening the management of planning, investment and operation of hydropower works.

According to reports, by December 2014, 28 among 55 provinces and cities had planted forests across nearly 7,200 hectares to compensate for forest areas converted to other purposes.-VNA