17:20 | 18/07/2015 Science - Technology
Viet Nam and Japan last week inked a sustainable natural resource management project in Ha Noi, focusing on forests, biodiversity and local residents.
The signing ceremony - Photo: VGP
The document was signed by Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Ha Cong Tuan and Chief Representative of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in Viet Nam Mutsuya Mori.
The project will be conducted in four northern provinces of Dien Bien, Lai Chau, Son La and Hoa Binh, and the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong by 2020.
It consists of four components including: (1) policy assistance; (2) sustainable forest management, enhancement of carbon stocks; (3) biopersity; (4) and knowledge and information sharing on sustainable natural resource management.
The project also targets to realize the goal on 45% of forest coverage by 2020; improve forest capacity and quality; andcontribute to poverty reduction in rural and mountainous areas./.