Update: 17:03 | 04/10/2018
(BGO) – Vice Permanent Chairman of the Bac Giang provincial People’s Council Bui Van Hanh on October 3 led a working delegation to conduct a survey and seize the status of forest management and protection in Son Dong district.
According to the report of the district People’s Committee, the dossier has been made to support the task of piecework protection for more than 17,000 hectares of natural forest, including 9,000 hectares of production forest, nearly 4,000 hectares of special forest and over 5,500 hectares of protected forest.
The scene at the supervision.
The beneficiaries are households, individuals and residential communities in the forest protection hamlet and group in the communes and towns. Since the beginning of this year, the district has grown some 2,300 hectares of forest and nearly 800,000 scattered trees, exceeding the set target.
The local forester force has inspected, detected and made handling records to 38 cases that violated the law on forest management and protection with the wood volume of 30.5 cubic meters for the first 9 months of this year. Hence, the local authority gave 50 cases with administrative punishment (including 12 cases from previous years), seized 51 cubic meters of wood, several criminal devices and machine as well as collect to the budget over 840 million VND (36,000 USD).
However, several problems still occur including the illegal deforestation of natural woods to grow the economic forest as well as unlawful exploitation, purchasing and transporting of forestry products. Besides, it is really hard for a loose force of the professional forest guard and protector to control a large area with many projects that are approved for mineral and tourism exploration or licensed in the special and protected forest areas.
Regarding this issue, Vice Chairman Bui Van Hanh highly spoke on the positive changes in forest protection in Son Dong district with a few violated cases and good economic values to the forest grower and protector.
On the year-end months or dry season, the local authority should take the initiative in preventing a high risk of forest fire and actively responding to any circumstances while firmly handling the violated cases and sufficiently and timely executing the policies to the forest grower, manager
Vice Permanent Chairman Bui Van Hanh visited and presented gifts to the households in Khe Din hamlet.
At the same day, Vice Chairman Bui Van Hanh and leaders of Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, the provincial Board of Ethnic and Son Dong district visited and presented gifts to some households who are residents of Bac Giang province but living at Khe Din hamlet, Lam Ca commune, Dinh Lap district (Lang Son province).
It is the neighbor locality with An Lac commune (Son Dong district) where the conditions of living and transport are severely deprived. The hamlet has 7 households with 26 ethnic members.
After discussing and listening to the locals’ expectation, Vice Chairman Hanh shared with their difficulties and encouraged them to cooperate and agree with the authorities of all levels and relevant agencies to soon move their home to the new area in Bac Giang province.