Over 580 acres of village-owned firewood plantations planned in Sagaing Region
In a push towards more systematic extraction of fire-wood, the Sagaing Region Dry Zone Greening Department will set up 588 acres of village-owned firewood plantations in 12 townships of four districts in the region’s dry zone, said U Ba Lwin Oo, director of the department.
The firewood will be grown by the department on lands owned by villages. If the plants grow well, they will be handed over to the respective villages. The village administrators will monitor the plantations, and they will make plans to extract the wood without damage to the plantations.
The firewood plantations will cover 245 acres in five townships of Shwebo District, 70 acres in two townships of Monywa District, 108 acres in two townships of Sagaing District, and 165 acres in three townships of Yinmabin District.
From: Global New Light