Four main tasks of the Department
(a) Establishment of forest plantations
Dry Zone Greening Department has been carrying out the establishment of forest plantations aiming to fulfill the basic forest product needs of people such as firewood, poles and posts and agricultural appliances, to conserve the watershed areas of dams/ponds and rivers/streams, to regreen the mountains/ hills areas, so as ….
(b) Protection of remaining natural forests
Natural forests in dry zone have been degrading due to over consumption of forest products, expansion of human settlements and agricultural lands and livestock grazing activities along with increased population. Particularly, easily accessible natural forests and the forests that are close to human settlements are the most affected ones….
(c) Promoting the Utilization of fuelwood substitutes
As one of its key activity, DZGD supports production, distribution and utilization on energy efficient stoves and fuelwood substitutes, with the aim to contribute its core ambition of greening and rehabilitation of central dry lands of Myanmar. Specifically, the department aims to significantly reduce the consumption of ….
(d) Water Resources Development
Dry Zone areas have been experiencing water scarcity as most of rainfalls runoff and cannot seep into the ground due to poor vegetation cover and high temperature which accelerates evaporation. Therefore, water resources development activities have been implemented by DZGD as one of its core tasks ….
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