The Vietnam Development Communication Centre (VDIC) of the World Bank
in Vietnam in coordination with the RoK Development Institute (KDI) and
members of the Global Development Learning Network (GDLN) held an online
workshop themed “Reforestation” in Hanoi on March 13.
Participants included managers and researchers in the forestry
field from various countries, such as Japan , China , RoK ,
Mongolia and Cambodia .
The workshop aims to
share the RoK and Japan ’s experience in forestation to promote
sustainable development on a large scale, and the sharing of
reforestation information among the countries, including Vietnam .
The Pacific and East Asian region is one of many tropical forest areas, according to the VDIC.
However, it was degraded and threatened during the last decade.
Deforestation has caused significant damage to the environment and
economy, escalating the risk of downstream flooding, climate change, and
increasing the difficulties for poor people in the world.
Technical Advisor to the General Director of the Royal Cambodian
Forestry Hiroshi Nakata touched upon many different opinions from Asia
and Europe on reforestation.
He spoke highly of Vietnam ’s efforts to implement a reforestation project of 5 million hectares.
Professor Emeritus of Seoul National University Kyung Joon Lee
introduced the successful implementation of the RoK’s reforestation, and
emphasised the Government’s hard-hitting activities on the
reforestation project, especially improving nursery quality.
Participants shared and discussed several issues relating to
reforestation, and consulted the experts on its implementation in each