THE PRIME MINISTER
THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
Hanoi, April 01, 2021
Approving Vietnam’s forestry development strategy for the 2021-2030 period, with a vision toward 2050
THE PRIME MINISTER
Pursuant to the June 19, 2015 Law on Organization of the Government; and the November 22, 2019 Law Amending and Supplementing a Number of Articles of the Law on Organization of the Government and Law on Organization of Local Administration;
Pursuant to the November 15, 2017 Law on Forestry;
At the proposal of the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development,
Article 1. To approve Vietnam’s forestry development strategy for the 2021-2030 period, with a vision toward 2050 (below referred to as the Strategy), with the following principal contents:
I. DEVELOPMENT VIEWPOINTS
1. Forests are both a natural resource and a means of production which is extremely important and renewable, a great asset and resource of the country, and a crucial factor of the eco-environment, contributing to natural disaster mitigation, climate change adaptation and biodiversity conservation.
2. To sustainably develop forestry on the basis of effective management and use of forest resources; to harmonize economic, social and environmental protection objectives; to turn forestry into a truly modern, effective, efficient and competitive techno-economic sector linked with related sectors in a chain from forest development, protection and use to forest product processing and trade in order to increase value of forests, rationally use natural resources, bring into play potential of climate, land and comparative advantages of different regions and areas, ensuring the harmony of national, local and the people’s interests. To renovate the growth model from relying on expansion of area and volume to focusing on raising productivity, quality and added value of forest products. To develop agro-forestry and non-timber forest products; urban forestry, landscape and types of sustainable tourism associated with forests.
3. The State shall adopt policies on investment and investment support for forestry development in accordance with the law on forestry and suitability to the state budget’s capacity in each period; adopt appropriate mechanisms and policies to support, create favorable conditions for and encourage organizations and individuals of all economic sectors to participate in forestry development investment, with priority given to research, selection and creation of high-quality forest tree cultivars; planting of intensive large-timber forests, development of non-timber forest products; and planting, harvest and processing of timber and non-timber forest products with modern and environmentally friendly technologies.
1. Overall objectives
To develop forestry into a truly techno-economic sector; to establish, manage, protect, develop and sustainably use forests and land areas planned for forestry; to ensure wide and equal participation of all economic sectors in forestry activities, mobilizing to the utmost social resources; to apply advanced and modern science and technology. To bring into full play potential, role and effects of forests so that forestry makes an increasingly important contribution to the socio-economic development, eco-environmental protection, water source security, natural disaster mitigation, and proactive and effective response to climate change, and conservation of natural resources and biodiversity, provide diverse forest environment services, create jobs and incomes for people, firmly maintain national defense and security, successfully achieve the national goals on sustainable development. State management agencies in charge of forestry will be streamlined to be effective and efficient.
2. Specific targets
- The growth rate of forestry production value: 5% to 5.5%/year.
- The export value of wooden furniture and forest products: USD 18-20 billion by 2025, USD 23-25 billion by 2030; the value of forest products sold in the domestic market will reach USD 5 billion by 2025, and surpass USD 6 billion by 2030.
- Planting of production forests: about 340,000 ha/year by 2030.
- Planting of protection forests and special-use forests with indigenous, precious and rare plant species: 4,000-6,000 ha/year on average.
- Restoration of protection forests and special-use forests: 15,000 ha/year on average.
- Timber volume exploited from planted forests will reach 35 million m3 by 2025 and 50 million m3 by 2030.
- To develop forest environmental services, diversify and expand revenue sources in accordance with law; total revenue from forest environment services will increase by 5%/year on average.
- To improve quality of natural forests, productivity and efficiency of planted forests and agro-forestry systems; the forest area with sustainable forest management certificates will surpass 0.5 million hectares in the 2021-2025 period, and 1 million hectares in the 2026-2030 period.
- The value of incomes earned from production forests will increase 1.5 times by 2025 and twice per area unit by 2030, as compared to 2020.
- The rate of vocationally trained laborers in forestry will reach 45% by 2025 and 50% by 2030, with gender equality ensured.
- By 2025, 50% and by 2030, 80% of mountainous and ethnic minority households living in forested areas will participate in commodity forestry production.
- By 2025, the average income of ethnic minority people working in forestry will increase more than twice compared to 2020, contributing to reducing the rate of poor households in ethnic minority areas each year by over 3%; by 2030, the average income of ethnic minority people will be half of the national average.
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 Công Báo Nos 545-546 (16/4/2021)