The Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation has unveiled a five-year implementation plan (2073 -2077 BS) for the implementation of programmes incorporated by the Forest Policy- 2071 BS.
The policy aims to increase productivity of forest area, production of forest products, land productivity and carry out integrated conservation and management of wetlands.
Minister for Forest and Soil Conservation Agni Prasad Sapkota shared this at a programme organised to brief the media about its work progress and programmes and plans envisaged by the Forest Policy, 2071 BS. The implementation of the new action plan is estimated to cost Rs 114 billion.
On the occasion, Minister Sapkota said the government is determined to carryout scientific management of forest area and thereby increasing the production of timber and timber products to replace its import.
According to Minister Sapkota, works are on progress to set up a multi-dimensional national zoological garden in Suryabinayak of Bhaktapur as an alternative to the Jawalakhel-based Central Zoo. The Ministry has planned to hold a foundation stone laying ceremony for the new garden on coming June 23.
The Ministry formulates plans of all donor agencies and international government organisations assisting Nepal in the conservation and management of forest sector and supervise their implementation, he said.