09:29 | 23/06/2015 Society
A reforestation project in central Quang Ngai province has made significant contributions to local socio-economic development and efforts to fight climate change.
Under the Japanese-funded project, which has been carried out in An Tho village of Pho An commune in Duc Pho district, dozens of hectares of willow forests were planted, stimulating local agricultural production and livelihoods.
Pham Thi Cuc from the commune said thanks to the willow forest, local residents are spared from flying sand and saltwater intrusion.
More than 2400 hectares of protective forest have also been planted along coastline in the commune, improving local biopersity and protecting the coastal environment.
Deputy Chairman of the Pho An communal People’s Committee Nguyen Tan My hailed the benefits of the project, saying the locality will involve local residents in forest management to ensure long-term outcomes of the project.
The project also invested in building facilities, including roads and guard towers, as part of the forest protection work./.