Target program on sustainable forestry development acknowledged

The forestry sector will work to increase its average production value to between 5.5 and 6 percent a year, forest coverage rate to 42 percent, and export value to at least 8 billion USD annually from now to 2020.

The goals were proposed at a conference to review the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development's forest protection and development between 2011 and 2016 and set out tasks for 2016-2020 held on Friday. In his address, Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung acknowledged the forestry sector's achievements and stressed the importance of forest protection and development. He urged the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to press ahead with completing the 2016-2020 target programe on sustainable forestry development.

Source: VOV5