It is forecast that climate change will increase the risk of forest fires next year, therefore concerned organisations should be vigilant and prepare for fire prevention and control. An official of Sin Suoi Ho Village (third from left) is teaching local people on how to prevent forest fires in the northern province of Lai Chau. Deputy director of the Department of Forest Management Do Trong Kim made the statement at a conference held early this week in the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau. The conference, with the participation of forest managers from 19 northern provinces and cities, aimed at discussing the forest management sector’s plan for next year, including methods to protect forests, develop them and manage forest products. Speaking at the conference, Kim highly appreciated the sector’s efforts in overcoming difficulties at work and asked concerned organisations to improve. They should re-check hot spots of forest destruction, destroy forest product trafficking rings and assign detailed duties for individuals and units. Provinces and cities should cooperate to share information, especially about border areas, and provide more education about forest protection. More training should be given to forest rangers, he said. A total of 3,200 law violations were discovered last year,… Read full this story
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