THE PRIME MINISTER
-------
SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM
Independence- Freedom- Happiness
---------
No. 100/2007/QD-TTg
Hanoi, July 6, 2007
 
DECISION
AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTINGA NUMBER OK ARTICLES OF DECISION No. 661/QD-TTg OK JULY 29, 1998, ON THE TARGETS, TASKS, POLICIES AND ORGANIZATION OK IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROJECT ON PLANTING 5 MILLION HECTARES OF FORESTS
THE PRIME MINISTER
Pursuant to the December 25, 2001Law on Organization of the Government;
Pursuant to the December3,2004Law on Forest Protection and Development;
Pursuant to the Primer Minister's Decision No. 661/QD-TTg of July 29,1998, on the targets, tasks, policies and. organization of implementation of the project on planting 5 million hectares of forests;
Pursuant to Resolution No. 73/2006/QH11 of the Xth National Assembly, the 10th session, on adjustment of the targets and tasks of the project on planting 5 million hectares of forests in the 2006-2010 period;

At the proposal of the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development,
DECIDES:
Article 1.- To amend and supplement a number of articles of the Prime Minister's Decision No. 661/QD-TTg of July 29, 1998, on the targets, tacks policies and organization of implementation of the project on planting 5 million hectares of forests:
I. TO AMEND ARTICLE 3 AS FOLLOWS:

>> See also:  Investment preferential policies.

“Article 3. - Tasks of the project during 2006-2010:
1. General tasks:
a/ Management and protection of forests:
For special use forests: To relocate inhabitants from the zones which must be strictly protected under regulations. If conditions do not permit that relocation, there must he specific schemes and investments to stabilize their life and prevent deforestation. In strictly protected zones, forests may be contracted to people only if the State's specialized forest protection forces are inadequate.

- For protection forests; To increase measures in order to protect existing natural forest resources. To attach importance to the development of valuable non-timber forest products and those under the forest canopy so that people may benefit from the contracting of protection forests. To gradually reduce the area of forests contracted for protection; the management boards of protection forests may contract with people for the protection of forests in difficulty hit areas and areas at the high risk of destruction which do not bring any benefits yet Forests in border areas far from residential areas, which are at the high risk of encroachment, may be allocated to or contracted with border guard or public security units for protection. To concentrate efforts on stepping up the allocation of forests to