Trees planted to green up Hanoi-Lao Cai highway

A ceremony was held on February 19 in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai to launch tree-planting activities this year as part of a project to plant perennial trees along the Hanoi-Lao Cai highway.

The project, supported by the UN collaborative initiative on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (UN-REDD), aims to replace former cassava plantations with woodlands on nearly 4,000 ha. 
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Four districts and towns in Lao Cai have been selected to take part in the green project. 

In 2015, with support from UN-REDD, residents in the target localities planted 200ha out of the planned 4,000ha. 

Lao Cai authorities set a goal to increase local forest coverage to 56% by 2020. As such, 7,000ha of woodlands will be formed in the province this year.


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