New Zealand earmarks $35,000 for protective forest in Ninh Thuan

New Zealand on Monday announced it would allocate $35,000 to help plant three hectares of forest in the central province of Ninh Thuan.

“This is in response to the Vietnam government’s commitment to plant one billion trees by 2025,” a press release from the New Zealand Embassy said.

Early April, former Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc approved a government program developed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to plant a billion trees until 2025, with 690 million in urban and rural areas and the rest in forests. He suggested at a meeting of the legislative National Assembly last November that Vietnam target planting one billion trees in the next five years since the nation has been suffering from more extreme weather conditions, resulting in deadly floods and landslides.

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Khanh Lynh