Mapping for payment of forest environmental services in Thua Thien Hue

Implementation Time: 2020
Client: Project Management Unit “Greater Mekong Sub-region Biodiversity Conservation Corridors–Vietnam Component” (BCC-GEF Project)

Developing maps for PFES in 5 basins in Thua Thien Hue province under the BCC-GEF project. This is a bidding package under the activity of Capacity building for PFES in Quang Nam, Quang Tri and Thua Thien Hue provinces. This activity is implemented in 5 basins: A Lin B1, A Lin B2, Rao Trang 3, Rao Trang 4 and Song Bo in Thua Thien Hue province.

This package aims to expand more villages receiving PFES for forest owners in 5 new basins. In particular, the key of the activity is that the village communities in the buffer zone get the earliest benefit from PFES when the basins come into operation.

Figure 1. Final workshop and hand over the results between the BCC project – Thua Thien Hue Provincial Forest Protection and Development Fund and GFD

Results of consulting services:

  • GFD has conducted a review of more than 40,000 ha and prepared a report on the area review of 5 basins in Thua Thien Hue province. In the basin are forest owners including 23 village communities, 941 households, and 5 organizations. There are also 7 household groups and 4 Commune People’s Committees.
  • 05 maps for 05 basins have been developed in accordance with Decree No. 156/2018/ND-CP and approved by the Forest Development and Protection Fund of Thua Thien Hue province.

The results of developing the PFES map have been received by the Forest Development and Protection Fund to develop the annual payment plan.