Ha Tinh to punish individuals responsible for Ke Go deforestation

Deputy Chairman of the People’s Committee in Ha Tinh Province Le Dinh Son has signed a decision to investigate and clarify responsibilities of  individuals and groups responsible for deforestation in Ke Go Natural Reserve.

The province’s People’s Committee asked the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Forest Management Department to instruct the Ke Go Management Board to strictly handle violators.

The Forest Management Department was asked to investigate and collect evidences of the deforestation and transfer detections to the investigation agency before May 20.

Ky Anh and Cam Xuyen District people’s committees should also open an investigation against related officials and report the province before the same deadline.

Forty six trees had been chopped down in the Ke Go Natural Reserve in Cam Xuyen and Ky Anh Districts.

Earlier, the Natural Reserve Management Board suspended Le Quang Dai and Bui Duc Hanh, heads of forest protection stations No.2 and 3 for investigation of their responsibilities in the deforestation.

By Duong Quang – Translated by Hai Mien

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