Forestry exports will not be lower than 12 billion USD: Official

Update: 13:26 | 11/07/2020
Forestry exports will be no lower than 12 billion USD this year, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Ha Cong Tuan told a meeting in Ha Noi on July 10.
TIN LIÊN QUAN
Wood and forestry exports plunge in second quarter
Vietnam, China businesses hold online conference on farm produce
forestry exports will not be lower than 12 billion usd official
Illustrative image. (Photo: SGGP)

Forestry contributed most to the agriculture and rural development sector in the first half, he said, with export value rising 2.7 percent to 5.3 billion USD.

He asked the forestry sector to focus on addressing issues such as anti-dumping lawsuits and product origin fraud and to coordinate with ministries and agencies in handling trade disputes.

Vietnam planted 106,300 ha of concentrated forest in the first half of this year, up 0.2 percent year-on-year and reaching 48.3 percent of the annual target, Tuan said, adding that the total area is expected to reach 220,000 ha by the end of the year.

Wood and forestry exports plunge in second quarter

Wood and forestry exports plunge in second quarter

The meeting also heard that there were only 5,801 violations of the Law on Forestry, down 16 percent since last year, while 109 forest fires burned 260 ha, down 35 percent and 75 percent, respectively.

The COVID-19 pandemic and the hot weather have affected forestation in some localities, said Nguyen Huu Thien, head of the Forest Protection Agency.

Deputy head of the Vietnam Administration of Forestry Pham Van Dien said the sector will work to reduce the number of forest fires by 10 percent and the affected area by 20 percent.

Cutting-edge technologies will be utilized in the early wildfire warning system, he added.

Vietnam’s agriculture to be world’s top 15 most developed

Vietnam’s agriculture to be world’s top 15 most developed

Vietnam will strive to be among the world’s top 15 most developed countries in agriculture by 2030 with agricultural processing to rank in the world’s ...

April agro-forestry-fisheries exports down 16.9 percent

April agro-forestry-fisheries exports down 16.9 percent

Export revenue in April from agro-forestry-fisheries products was estimated at 2.9 billion USD, down 16.9 percent year-on-year, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) ...

Vietnamese firms to attend Gulfood Expo in Dubai

Vietnamese firms to attend Gulfood Expo in Dubai

Some 20 Vietnamese firms will participate in the Gulfood Exhibition Dubai 2020 – the world’s largest annual food and beverage trade show, slated to be ...

(Source: VNA)