Ensure 3.8 million hectares of agricultural land: Minister

Minister Pham Khoi Nguyen

The Minister for Natural Resources and Environment on Wednesday ordered the General Department of Land Administration to ensure 3.8 million hectare of land for growing rice in the country.

At a meeting with the general department, Minister Pham Khoi Nguyen asked the agency to check the use of farm land nationwide. He asked the department not to continue to convert farm land into industrial parks which see the occupancy rate under 70%. 

Some provinces have seen reduction in the area of agricultural land in the past two years, according to deputy natural resources minister Nguyen Manh Hien.

By Anh Thu - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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