More than 140 hectares of forest destroyed in Binh Dinh

According to reflections of local people living in Huynh Gian Bac village, Phuoc Hoa commune, Tuy Phuoc district, Binh Dinh province to the reporter of Sai Gon Giai Phong (SGGP) Newspaper, more than 140 hectares of ancient Casuarina forest considering as a type of protective tree amid natural disaster and sand storms, “green lungs” for over 500 households with 2,000 people were recently chopped down and completely destroyed. 

An ancient Casuarina tree is sawed

An ancient Casuarina tree is sawed

As reported, there were hundreds of thousands of ancient-sawed trees with a diameter up to 80 cm at the scene.  

According to the professional agencies, this is a large scale calculated systematic deforestation. The culprits used gasoline saws and motor vehicles to carry out the deforestation.

After being sawn down, big trees were moved to other places for consumption, and the scene was cleaned and burnt for many times to delete traces. 

It is noted that the deforestation occurred in forest area of Phuong Mai Wind Power Joint Stock Company assigned by Binh Dinh province. Meanwhile, the surrounding forest areas are still being protected, covered with white sand.

In August, 2015, the People's Committee of Binh Dinh province had issued a document to transfer the entire protective forest along the DT639 road to no longer performing the protective function; however, the province required the wind power enterprises and authorities to undertake measures to care, protect and restore forests.
 
There are a clip and some photos sent by SGGP Newspaper at deforestation scene:

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BY NGOC OAI- Translated by Huyen Huong

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