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.
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.