Mr. Mai Huu Phuc, Head of Thanh Hoa Provincial Forest Protection Department, delivered the opening speech.
Attending the forum were representatives of leaders of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) of Thanh Hoa province; representative of the VFBC Project Management Board of Thanh Hoa province; Nghi Son Biomass Fuel Company; Hillridge Vietnam Insurance Company; leaders of Thanh Hoa Agricultural Institute, Thanh Hoa Agricultural Extension Center, Thanh Hoa Forest Protection Department, Thanh Hoa Provincial Fund for Forest Protection and Disaster Prevention; representatives of the management boards of special-use forests and protection forests in the province, district and inter-district Forest Protection Departments; Wood and Forest Products Association of Thanh Hoa Province; representatives of wood processing enterprises; representatives of groups of households and cooperatives in forest protection and prevention of forest fires; representatives of some nurseries, seed companies in the province and the VFBC project implementation unit in Hanoi.
Mr. Le Duc Thuan, Deputy Director of Department of Agriculture and Rural Development delivered a speech.
Mr. Abraham Guillen, Director of the Sustainable Forest Management Component - VFBC Project spoke.
With the goal of "Taking wood processing enterprises as the center", the forum was organized to find solutions for wood industry enterprises in the province to improve their reputation, brand, and export wood processing industry. Contributing to increase the competitiveness of products, creating a breakthrough for the forestry industry in Thanh Hoa province.
Mr. Eisuke Nomura, General Director of Nghi Son Biomass Fuel CO., LTD., presented the situation and solutions to link intensive afforestation, improve productivity and forest quality associated with FSC certification, as well as construction scale of the company's high-tech woodworking and pellet production plant.
Within the framework of the forum, a cooperation signing program between Nghi Son Biomass Company and Nhu Thanh Protection Forest Management Board took place.