Four officials suspended over deforestation
VietNamNet Bridge – Dak Nong Province’s forest protection division has suspended four managers and rangers in Dak G’long District over the recent heavy deforestation in Quang Son Commune.
Dozens of hectares of forest in Quang Son Commune have been destroyed and burned. – Photo: VNA/VNS
According to the decision, four employees were suspended -- Ton That Hoang, deputy head of Dak G’long District’s forest protection station and in charge of the forest protection station in Quang Son Commune; Pham Van Anh, deputy head of the unit; and Y Huon and Do Thien Long, rangers of the unit.
The suspension is effective from April 28 to May 15.
The decision is aimed at reviewing, clarifying and determining the responsibilities of the four officials and then taking disciplinary action related to the large scale destruction of forest cover in the commune.
Due to the seriousness of the incident, the authorised agency is waiting for the investigation results of the police to apply disciplinary measures against the officials.
If an offender is found to have committed a criminal act, he will be transferred to the police to prosecute in accordance with the regulations.
The authorised agency has also prosecuted and detained nine subjects in connection with the destruction of more than 46ha of forest in Quang Son Commune, as reported by the media.
The case is being investigated further.