Due to excessive exploitation and wars, 30 years ago, only 27% of the country´s surface was covered by forests, however already last year that rate inreased to 42,01% and the goal is to reach 45% by 2030 .
On that date, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment called for the increasing application of science and technology in the reforestation and the association of forests with environmental services, ecotourism and biodiversity conservation.
National reforestation program includes the creation of a digital map of trees aimed at improving the conservation efforts and the forestry industry.
This will also help identify areas in need of ecosystem restoration and those threatened by saline intrusion, desertification and other consequences of environmental pollution and climate change.
Vietnam is currently the world’s fifth largest supplier of timber and timber products, the second largest in Asia and the largest in Southeast Asia.
The forestry sector is a major foreign exchange earner and employs a large number of workers, contributing to poverty reduction and socioeconomic development in rural and mountainous areas.