Forestry law receives approval from National Assembly

Wednesday, 2017-11-15 04:51:55
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NDO/ VNA – The 14th National Assembly (NA) ratified a draft law on forestry on November 15 as part of its on-going fourth session in Hanoi.

Approved by 87.78% of the deputies, the forestry law comprises of 12 chapters with 108 articles stipulating the management, protection, development and use of forests, along with the processing and trade of forestry products.

The law regulates that the State is in charge of issuing policies that match the socio-economic development, defence and security policies to invest in and mobilise social resources for forestry activities.

It has to organise and support the management, protection and development of commercial forests, while supporting forest recovery and afforestation, along with research and the application of science and advanced technology in the field of forestry.

The State is also tasked with training human resources for this sector, providing forest environmental services, managing forests sustainably, processing and trading forest products, and implementing forestry cooperation with foreign partners.

The State has to ensure that ethnic minority people and people whose livelihoods depend on the forests receive forests and associated land to conduct agro-forestry-fishery production activities and practice forest-linked culture and belief in line with the Government’s regulations, according to the law.