18,000 trees to be felled for new tourist road through Vietnam mangrove forest

Ho Chi Minh City has approved a plan to build a new road through Can Gio Mangrove Forest, a biosphere reserve recognized by UNESCO, in a bid to attract more tourists. 

The road will be 17 meters wide and run 3.5 kilometers, which means 18,600 trees will have to be cut down to make space for it. 

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