Appointment of VFCO’s Leaders

On the afternoon of December 9, 2021, Prof. Dr. Vo Dai Hai, President of the Vietnam Academy of Forestry Science (VAFS), announced and awarded the Decision to appoint Mr. Vu Tan Phuong as Director and Mr. Nguyen Hoang Tiep as Deputy Director of the Vietnam Forest Certification Office (VFCO). Speaking at the staff appointment ceremony, Prof. Dr. Vo Dai Hai emphasized that VFCO has a vital role in implementing and promoting sustainable forest management in Vietnam under Decision No. 1288/QD-TTg of the Prime Minister. In the past time, with the attention of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the General Department of Forestry, VAFS has actively arranged qualified personnel to operate VFCO. Up to now, VFCO has stabilized the organization and has well performed the assigned tasks. The Director of the Vietnam Academy of Forestry Science tasked VFCO with improving the professional qualifications of VFCO’s staff, expanding cooperation with stakeholders to accelerate the implementation of forest sustainable management certification and the chain of custody of products. Prof. Hai believes that VFCO will develop strongly in the coming time, improving the reputation and quality of the Vietnamese forest certification trademark.


On behalf of leaders and staff of VFCO, Dr. Vu Tan Phuong thanked the Board of Directors of the Vietnam Academy of Forestry Science, the functional departments, and units for their effective support in arranging staff and necessary facilities for the Office to come into operation shortly. Mr. Phuong believes that being assigned and holding the position of Director of VFCO is a great honor for him and is well aware of his responsibility in operating and developing a strong VFCO. In the new position, Dr. Phuong and all staff of VFCO will make every effort to complete the assigned tasks well.

Previously, on October 28, 2021, the Vietnam Administration of Forestry (VNFOREST) awarded Decision No. 3925/QD-TCCB of Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on adjustment of Decision No. 191/QD-TCCB dated October 4, 2021, on the establishment of a Management Certification Office sustainable forests; and transferred VFCO to the Vietnam Academy of Forestry Science. VFCO is an organization with legal status responsible for implementing the National Forest Certification Schem according to Decision No. 1288/QD-TTg of the Prime Minister.

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