The Vietnam Government has approved a plan to plant one billion trees nationwide by the end of 2025.
Around 690 million trees will be planted in urban and rural areas and 310 million in protected, special and production forests.
In urban areas, trees will be planted along sidewalks, in public spaces and the campuses of offices, schools and industrial zones. In rural areas, green trees will be planted on land in home gardens, traffic corridors, riversides, public spaces and areas at high risk of landslides, degraded land and unused land. Hardwood trees, which help enhance environmental protection, or rare and precious trees, will be given priority in these areas.
High-yield trees, in combination with small fast-growing trees and long-lasting big trees, will be planted in production forest areas.
The project was developed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and approved by former Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc. It aims to protect the ecosystem, improve the scenery, respond to climate change, boost socio-economic development, improve the quality of people’s lives and foster the sustainable growth of the country.
The target for 2021 is planting 182 million trees, and 204.5 million trees planted each year in the 2022-2025 period.
Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyle including sustainable and green living.