Secretary's New Year's Message

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As we welcome 2015, let us rejoice and congratulate each other for the milestones we have reached. We have made giant steps and we are exceeding our targets. We have already achieved a lot.

Allow me to cite a few:

  1. The National Greening Program (NGP) is 11.6 percent above target. We have reforested 1,005,013 hectares out of the actual target of 900,000 hectares from 2011 to 2014. At the rate we are going, we expect to significantly exceed the NGP target of 1.5 million hectares by 2016;
  2. We have completed 86.84 percent of the cadastral survey nationwide. We expect to finish this century-old program within this year; and
  3. We have also completed the 1:10;000 scale geohazard mapping nationwide. All map sheets will be finalized by the end of the year.

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