Vietnam's agriculture ministry and the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization signed an agreement Friday to receive aids for a program to monitor the country's forest resources.
The three-year project, which will be launched this year, will be funded by over US$3.2 million, including nearly $490,000 from Vietnam.
It was designed to support Vietnam's Directorate of Forestry in planning and conducting surveys, estimates and programs monitoring forests and trees distributed across the country.
Technical aids to a national plan to collect data on forests nationwide between this year and 2015 would also be included.
The project is part of a global program for sustainable forest management in the context of climate change initiated by FAO and the Finnish government in 2009.