Skip to main content

Vietnam to use smart apps, drones for forest protection


Forest rangers and forest owners would be able to use their mobile devices and ‘go on patrol’ with smart applications.

The smart apps will help them quickly discover foreign fires and illegal logging sites.

According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), Vietnam has 14.38 million hectares of forests with coverage level of 41 percent.

In some localities, management agencies have installed systems to automatically collect information from forests, and update information about status and weather conditions so as to give exact predictions about forest fires. The information can be automatically sent to forest owners and agencies.

The system can also automatically create firefighting solutions for every forest area in the most effective way.

However, because of the low living standards and hard life, it is difficult for forest protectors to access high technologies. The application of technology in forest protection and development can be deployed in only some localities.

MARD has set up software to update changes in the forests. The data can be stored in a central data system, and will be updated to the units which have demand.

To date, all the data about forest resources has been evaluated in 60 provinces, 550 districts and 6,427 communes, while data of more than 1.1 million forest owners and over 7.1 million forest blocks have been manually collected by district officers every year. This includes information about the causes of forest cover changes and incidents such as forest fires.

According to the Quang Nam provincial department for agriculture and rural development, the unit has created a plan on managing forests with information technology and remote sensing images.

With the support of JCA and Truong Son Xanh projects, local forest rangers have been given 225 tablets. In the near future, flycams will be bought with the local budget to improve the efficiency of foreign management.

“Quang Nam will use unmanned flying objects which can discover incidents and violations quickly and report to the central management unit,” said Le Tri Thanh, deputy chair of Quang Nam province People’s Committee.

“It is now time to go on patrol using high tech,” he said, adding that the forest area is large, but the number of staff is limited.

Popular posts from this blog

In US–China Trade War, Vietnam Stands to Benefit

As the United States considers imposing further tariffs on China amid ongoing trade tensions, foreign companies operating in China are shifting production to its southern neighbor, Vietnam. The disputes between the world’s two largest economies could prove a significant boon for the Vietnamese economy, which this year reached its highest rate of growth in the eight years.



Official data published by the Vietnamese authorities shows that the country’s GDP has grown by 7.1 percent in the first half of 2018, and its export average surged from 17 percent in 2017 to 20 percent through this June.

Foreign direct investment (FDI) into Vietnam increased by 9.2 percent from January to August in 2017 to $11.25 billion in the same period this year, Vietnam’s investment ministry said last month.

Because of geostrategic and commercial factors, Vietnam is unlikely to be a target of Trump’s trade war, despite its having a $40 billion trade surplus with the United States, said Bill Stoops, chief invest…

Tuyển dụng nhân viên sale xuất nhập khẩu

Công ty cổ phần xuất nhập khẩu Gralimex cần tuyển:

01 nhân viên sale xuất nhập khẩu
Làm việc tại thành phố Thanh Hóa
Ngành hàng: đồ hộp và thức ăn đại gia súc

Yêu cầu có kinh nghiệm ngành xuất nhập khẩu

Liên hệ: Mr Tình 0888 864 836

GRALIMEX, JSC.
Tel: +84 237 8655 789 or +84 975 267 425
Head office: No.4, Quang Hung ward, Thanh Hoa city, Thanh Hoa province, Vietnam
Website: www.gralimex.com (main page) www.gralfood.com (canned food) www.gralfeed.com (animal feed & agriculture residue)
E-mail: sale.gralimex@gmail.com

Vietnam seeks foreign capital for renewable energy projects

By the end of 2018, the total capacity of renewable power projects had accounted for 2.1 percent of total electricity output in Vietnam.

However, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Cao Quoc Hung affirmed that developing renewable energy to ease the reliance on traditional power generation methods is one of Vietnam’s priority tasks.

Under the national strategy on renewable energy development for 2015-2030, Vietnam’s electricity output from renewable sources would increase from 58 billion kwh in 2015 to 101 billion kwh in 2020, 186 billion kwh in 2030 and 452 billion kwh by 2050, or 42 percent of total electricity output.

To reach that goal, the government has offered a series of preferences to investors, includng credit access, tax and land rent remissions, and the application of the Feed-in-Tariff electricity pricing mechanism for solar, wind, biomass power.

By the end of 2018, more than 10,000 MW of solar power had been registered by investors, while PPAs (power purchase agreemen…