Thua Thien – Hue: 110 billion VND for protective forest development hinh anh 1(Illustration photo: VNA)
The central province of Thua Thien – Hue will pour over 110 billion VND (4.84 million USD) into preserving 5,000 hectares of coastal protective forests and lagoons.

The sum will also be dedicated to planting 577 hectares of new forest and one million mangroves.

In 2015 alone, 30 billion VND (1.32 million USD) was used to plant about 290 hectares of forest, 240 hectares of which are located along the coast.

The province has considered coastal forests and lagoons important in stopping erosion to mitigate the negative impacts of climate change and protect the ecological environment and infrastructure facilities in the region.

Over the past years, thanks to support from the provincial Forestry Science and Technology Association (FSTA), the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and other international organisations, the locality has implemented a range of reforestation projects in districts such as Phu Loc, Phu Vang and Quang Dien as well as Huong Tra town.

As a result, 1,828 hectares out of 14,160 hectares of salt-marsh and sand around the Tam Giang lagoon and in Quang Thai, Quang Loi, Quang Cong, Quang Ngan and Quang Vinh communes of Quang Dien district are forested.

From 2012-2015, Quang Dien district invested 14.3 billion VND (nearly 630.000 USD) in planting and preserving 370 hectares of forest.

The FSTA has successfully applied technologies in producing mangrove varieties suitable with local natural conditions, helping the province develop its coastal mangrove forest system.-VNA