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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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Ensuring water security is becoming an urgent matter of Vietnam in the context that climate change is causing bad impact on all aspects of the life from socio-economic affairs to the environment and ecosystem, heard a conference in Hanoi on April 19.

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Jointly held by the Vietnam’s Association of Foreign Invested Enterprises, Vietnam Academy for Water Resources (VAWR), German Network for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene and German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), the conference aimed to better public awareness of consequences of climate change on the environment, especially on water security.

Read more: Climate change threatens Vietnam's water security

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