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Forest management officials inspect a forest in the northern province of Tuyên Quang. – VNA/VNS Photo Read more at http://vietnamnews.vn/society/374723/vn-sets-goals-for-sustainable-forestry-development.html#Rl7awsPDwgw647Vw.99

HÀ NỘI – Việt Nam aims to increase the nationwide forest coverage to 42 per cent by the year 2020, and 45 per cent by 2030.  

Read more: VN sets goals for sustainable forestry development

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A truck transports timber to Vietnam from the Lumphat Wildlife Sanctuary in Ratanakkiri province in January this year. Photo supplied

Illegal logging on a vast scale by Vietnamese loggers has stripped huge areas of protected forests in recent months, with fresh piles of felled timber and rutted logging routes in Ratanakkiri province flatly contradicting the government assurances the trade is over.

Read more: Logging ban flouted as Vietnamese nationals strip protected forests in Ratanakkiri

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Delegates spoke highly of Vietnam’s experience in strengthening food security and sustainable agriculture while responding to climate change at the recently-held meeting of the Working Group on Food Security Policy. 

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Read more: APEC officials hail Vietnam’s food security amid climate change

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