Khanh Son District: Efforts to develop forests

Friday, 31/07/2020, 23:29 [GMT+7]

Khanh Son District: Efforts to develop forests

In recent years, Khanh Son district has achieved many positive results in the management, protection and development of forests. In the 2020-2025 period, the district continues its efforts to develop forestry in a sustainable manner.

Do Lam Dien - Head of Khanh Son Forest Protection Department said that Khanh Son has a total planning area for forestry of more than 26,700 ha. Currently, there are more than 2,280ha of special-use forest land, nearly 14,000ha of protective forest land and more than 10,490ha of production forest land; Forest coverage rate reaches 63.6%. In recent years, the management, protection and development of forests in the district have many positive changes. Cases of violations of Forestry Law were detected and handled promptly. The whole district did not allow a "hot spot" to destroy forests, the violation only occurred in a small number of localities. Forest fire prevention and fighting tasks are also effectively implemented by localities and forest owners.

Implementing policies for sustainable forestry development, besides focusing on protecting forests, the locality also focuses on developing production forests. In the 2016-2020 period, the district organized 25 training courses for 1,000 people on planting techniques and tending hybrid acacia; nearly 1,100ha of production forests have been developed. From the economic efficiency of afforestation models, more and more households participate in afforestation in the forestry planning area, thereby contributing to preventing and preventing landslides and increasing forest cover.

 

Taking care plants grown in forest
Taking care plants grown in forest

 

In the period of 2020 - 2025, Khanh Son district sets the goal to 2025, the forest coverage reaches 65%. To accomplish this goal, the district will carry out the natural regeneration of 150 ha of forests, afforestation of 250 ha of production forests, planting of 180 ha of replacement forests; Each year, 1,200 ha of protection forests are assigned to be contracted for protection. In addition, the locality has averagely oriented to exploit 20,000m3 of raw material timber each year. To cover the consumption of plantation timber products, a wood chip factory with a capacity of 15,000m3 of raw materials / year has been built in Son Hiep commune, ensuring the purchase of about 70% of the raw wood material in the area. The district also advocates to support the restoration and development of handicraft weaving using handicraft materials such as giant bamboo trees, bamboo shoots ...; support and develop handicrafts and civil carpentry jobs in localities ...

According to Nguyen Ngoc Hieu - Head of Agriculture and Rural Development Division of Khanh Son district, for the sustainable development of forestry, the District People's Committee will strengthen the management and protection of forests in order to protect the environment and biodiversity. study and effectively respond to climate change, improve people's livelihoods. Besides, promoting the allocation of forests in association with land allocation, in which attention is given to allocating land and forests to households, individuals and communities living near forests; encourage and support intensive afforestation, planting native trees for timber, forming concentrated material areas associated with deep processing of products.

Hai Lang

Translated by T.T