Bamboo is an effective way of managing watersheds.
Main program: Flora and Fauna Conservation
Objective: This program aims to conserve the environment by maintaining land and water ecosystems, especially in watershed areas.
AE subsidiary, AI, has been rehabilitating the watershed areas by doing more than required by its forestry permit and extend the rehabilitation to bring positive economic impacts to the surrounding community. Since bamboos have proven to work well for preventing flood or landslide, the company has planted bamboo trees along the river banks up to around 10 km. Now there are around 30,000 bamboo trees of more than five years old along the river banks in Halong village.
The company has also get the local people to cultivate a number of superior bamboo species and sell the black bamboo grass for reproduction.