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Rwanda Says Expects 30% Forest Cover 7 Years Ahead of Schedule

Rwanda will probably reach its target of 30 percent forest coverage by 2013, seven years ahead of schedule, Christophe Bazivamo, minister for forestry and mines, said.

The government plans to plant 44 million trees by the end of next year, Bazivamo said today in the Senate in Kigali, the capital. Forest cover is currently about 21 percent, he said.

The East African nation, a tea and coffee grower, is trying to rebuild its forests after deforestation cut tree cover to 10 percent in 2009. About 90 percent of Rwandans use wood for heating, resulting in a loss of 7 million trees a year, Bazivamo said.

“Tree planting will help reduce soil erosion and improve climate conditions,” he said.

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