THE PRIME MINISTER OF GOVERNMENT
SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
Hanoi, January 14, 2002
APPROVING THE RESULTS OF THE PROGRAM ON SURVEY, ASSESSMENT AND MONITORING OF CHANGES IN FOREST RESOURCES NATIONWIDE IN THE 1996-2000 PERIOD AND THE CONTINUED IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROGRAM IN THE 2001-2005 PERIOD
THE PRIME MINISTER
Pursuant to the September 30, 1992 Law on Organization of the Government;
Pursuant to the August 12. 1991 Law on Forest Protection and Development;
Pursuant to Decision No. 245/1998/QD-TTg of December 21, 1998;
Pursuant to Decision No. 446/TTg of June 21, 1997;
At the proposal of the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (Report No. 3027/BNN-KH of October 12, 2001), considering the opinions of the Ministries of: Planning and Investment (Official Dispatch No. 7866/BKH-NN of November 19, 2001); Finance (Official Dispatch No. 12274-TC-HCSN of December 20, 2001); and Science, Technology and Environment (Official Dispatch No. 3226/BKHCNMT-NN of November 8, 2001),
Article 1.- To approve the results of the Program on survey, assessment and monitoring of changes in forest resources nationwide in the 1996-2000 period with the following contents:
1. Forest area:
By December 31, 2000 there had been 11,314,626 ha of forests of all types in the whole country, with a corresponding coverage of 34.4%, of which:
- 9,675,700 ha were natural forests, accounting for 85.5% of the whole country’s forest area.
- 1,638,926 ha were planted forests, accounting for 14.5% of the whole country’s forest area.
2. Forest reserve:
The total timber reserve was 782.0 million m3 in the whole country, of which:
- Natural forests had 751.5 million m3, accounting for 96.1%
- Planted forests had 30.5 million m3, accounting for 6.9%
The total bamboo reserve in the whole country was 5.3 billion trees.
Article 2.- To continue implementing the Program on survey, assessment and monitoring of changes in forest resources nationwide in the 2001-2005 period to meet the requirements of the following tasks:
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