Lam Dong investigates case of illegally chopped-down pine trees in Da Lat City

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Following the large-scale deforestation on nearly two-hectare pine forestland managed by Lam Vien Forest Management Board in Ward 8, Da Lat City, the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, the Provincial People’s Committee has just sent an official letter to direct the People’s Committee of Da Lat City and relevant units to promptly investigate and strictly handle the serious case.
Lam Dong investigates case of illegally chopped-down pine trees in Da Lat City ảnh 1
Specifically, the chairman of the People’s Committee of Da Lat City was assigned to direct its sub-units to verify, investigate and soon complete relevant documents to strictly handle the case.
Additionally, Da Lat City was required to direct the forest owner to rapidly do procedures for afforestation in the area in advance of June 10. Besides, it is important to review the responsibility of each agency, unit and individual to handle following the regulations before May 31.

The Provincial Department of Public Security, the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Lam Dong and Lam Vien Forest Management Board are directly responsible for collaborating to verify, investigate, handle the case.

Lam Dong investigates case of illegally chopped-down pine trees in Da Lat City ảnh 2 A pine tree was sawed down.
Earlier, Sai Gon Giai Phong (SGGP) Newspaper informed that nearly 400 pine trees with a root diameter from 15 to 60 centimeters were sawed down along with many chestnut trees chopped down in Ward 8, Da Lat City. 
It is calculated that the total damaged wood would reach 92.5 cubic meters.

By Doan Kien- Translated by Huyen Huong

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