By Michelle Amba – EM TV News, Mt.Hagen
In order to meet the national government’s vision 2050, which is to plant trees covering an area of 800,000 hectares, the National Forest Authority is working towards achieving this goal.
The Forest Authority has set its own target and that is to plant trees covering an area of 250,000 hectares.
With this, responsibility also covers securing land to plant trees, and that is one of NFA’s greatest challenge.
In order to plan on how to achieve this vision, NFA has started discussions with partners identifying areas that could help achieve this goal.
‘Operation Painin Graun na Planim Diwai’ are workshops facilitated by NFA to discuss issues and way forward with development partners.
This week NFA is having its Highlands regional workshop in Mt.Hagen.
PNG Forest Authority’s Director for Forest Development ,Tunou Sabuin, said it is important that NFA identifies key development partners who can assist NFA achieve this goal of planting trees, covering 800,000 hectares of land.
“These workshops are in line with the government’s vision 2050 and Medium Term Development Plan however this vision cannot be achieved by NFA alone, we need help from our key partners”.
NFA is looking at an integrated plan where it can encourage landowners to plant trees on their land because they are important players in this agenda.