Nearly $360,000 assigned to protect northern national park

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Authorities in the northern Vietnamese province of Quang Ninh Wednesday announced a VND7 billion (US$ 359,066) project to protect and develop forests in a national park.


The project, which includes growing 320 hectares of new forests by 2015, will cover more than 5,980 hectares of land on islands in Bai Tu Long National Park.


A forest protection station will be developed to protect the park's biodiversity, and gene sources of rare plants and animals.


The project will create an environment for scientific research in forestry and animals as well.

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