Bac Kan to prosecute deforestation culprits

Police in Bach Thong District, Bac Kan Province have reported that they are rushing to file prosecution documents against people involved in recent incidents of illegal deforestation.

Kim Hy Park under threat in Bac Kan
Illgal gold mineral exploitation rampant in Bac Kan

Bac Kan to prosecute deforestation culprits
Dozens of trees were illegally felled in the protective forest in Bach Thong District, Bac Kan Province. — VNA/VNS Photo

Nearly 60 trees were chopped down in the protective forest in the area between the district's Sy Binh and Vu Muon communes, vietnamplus.vn reported.

Rangers also found many trees which cut into small pieces in streams and at the forest's edge.

This is considered the largest ever destruction of natural forest land in the district.

According to Trinh Vu Ngan, head of the district police, three of three of the 15 people who have been summoned in the case are local officials.

 

The case was kept secret from commune authorities and forest rangers. Many locals knew about the situation but were afraid to denounce the offending parties, the newspaper reported. As a result, the deforestation continued unchecked for a long time.

Trieu Van Tue, a forest ranger in charge of Si Binh Commune, explained that his unit holds regular checks but had not yet patrolled the damaged area, so they did not know about the deforestation.

He also said the patrol system was ineffective because each ranger was in charge of protecting more than 2,000sq.km of forest.

The deforestation was the fault of local forest rangers, said Nguyen Huu Thang, head of Bac Kan Forest Protection Department.

Head of Vu Muon Commune also admitted the situation was partly due to poor management.

VNS

 
 

Other News

.
Enduring battle to save beaches from erosion
Enduring battle to save beaches from erosion
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  10/05/2021 

Inclusive and sustainable solutions are in urgent need to rescue beautiful beaches along Vietnam’s central region amid the increasing frequency of landslides and sea erosion in the area.

Transaction value in local science-technology market up 22 pct. annually over last decade
Transaction value in local science-technology market up 22 pct. annually over last decade
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  09/05/2021 

The transaction value in Vietnam’s science-technology market posted average annual growth of 22 percent during the 2011-2020 period, a recent conference reviewing the 10-year development of the market heard.

Ministry urged to submit National strategy on digital economy and society in August
Ministry urged to submit National strategy on digital economy and society in August
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  09/05/2021 

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has recently tasked the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) to finalize and submit a national strategy on developing digital economy and digital society this August.

Advertising information mixed with deceptive content
Advertising information mixed with deceptive content
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  09/05/2021 

The number of spam messages and calls have dropped since government issued new regulations, but more unwanted communications are being seen.

Digital transformation cannot be achieved overnight
Digital transformation cannot be achieved overnight
FEATUREicon  10/05/2021 

The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated digital transformation, forcing businesses to adapt quickly even though they are not ready for it.

Photos of endemic birds in Vietnam on display
Photos of endemic birds in Vietnam on display
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  08/05/2021 

A photo exhibition featuring the life of endemic birds in Vietnam, particularly red-crowned cranes, has been introduced in Hanoi. Entitled “Moment of Nature”, the exhibition is aimed at delivering a message of protecting the natural environment.

Vietnamese PhD holder recognized as leading young scientist in Australia
Vietnamese PhD holder recognized as leading young scientist in Australia
FEATUREicon  09/05/2021 

Nong Ngoc Duy, PhD, honored as one of five leading young scientists in social sciences in Australia, said he had to work no less than 80 hours a week for a long time, and sometimes 14 hours a day, to survive the global competition.

Largest mobile network operators join forces against junk simcards
Largest mobile network operators join forces against junk simcards
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  06/05/2021 

Under the coordination of VTA, the three largest mobile network operators are working togetjer to implement a plan on managing subscribers’ information, aiming to stop the existence of junk simcards and ready-activated simcards.

Ministry of Information and Communications issues 2nd set of postage stamps on Covid-19 prevention
Ministry of Information and Communications issues 2nd set of postage stamps on Covid-19 prevention
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  05/05/2021 

The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) has released a second set of stamps on Covid-19 prevention to raise awareness, spirit and responsibility of each individual and community in prevention, combat and readiness to cope with epidemics.

One more Vietnamese carrier provides 5G for iPhone users
One more Vietnamese carrier provides 5G for iPhone users
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  05/05/2021 

IPhone 12 users in Vietnam are now able to experience 5G. Previously, 5G mobile networks only adapted to high-end phone products from Samsung and some Chinese manufacturers.

Hue to pilot public bike-sharing scheme
Hue to pilot public bike-sharing scheme
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  03/05/2021 

An innovative public bike-sharing scheme has been launched to develop a bicycle transportation plan for 2021-2026 in Hue City that mobilises private investment for bike-sharing.

People eager to exchange plastic bottles for socks in HCM City
People eager to exchange plastic bottles for socks in HCM City
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  02/05/2021 

A project in HCM City is creating pairs of socks from recycled plastic bottles. And anyone who donated bottles to the scheme last week were given a pair of socks in exchange.

Natural disaster preparedness should be long-term: minister
Natural disaster preparedness should be long-term: minister
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  02/05/2021 

Disaster prevention should be a radical, long-term strategy, based on new technology such as forecasting and remote sensing to minimise damage.

USAID launches environmental conservation projects in Vietnam
USAID launches environmental conservation projects in Vietnam
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  01/05/2021 

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) is launching two new projects to facilitate Vietnam to contribute climate-positive actions to helping address the global climate crisis.

"Made in Vietnam" sea-observation satellite Nanodragon
"Made in Vietnam" sea-observation satellite Nanodragon
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  01/05/2021 

Micro-satellite NanoDragon, developed and built by the Vietnam National Space Center (VNSC), will go through a final test this month before it is put into orbit this September.

Up to six storms to hit mainland this year: meteorologist
Up to six storms to hit mainland this year: meteorologist
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  30/04/2021 

About 12-14 storms could hit the East Sea this year, with around half expected to directly affect Vietnam’s mainland, a meteorologist has said.

Harmful chemical still widely used in fridges, air conditioners
Harmful chemical still widely used in fridges, air conditioners
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  29/04/2021 

A refrigerant chemical that is harmful to the environment and has ozone depletion potential is still being used in many household and industrial air conditioners and refrigerators in Vietnam.

Vietnam’s social networks run race with the world’s technology giants
Vietnam’s social networks run race with the world’s technology giants
FEATUREicon  02/05/2021 

Governments around the world are trying to restrain the power of technology giants, which presents a great opportunity for Vietnam’s social networks to establish their foothold with their own characteristics.

Vietnam’s average temperature increases 0.5-0.7 degrees Celsius annually: report
Vietnam’s average temperature increases 0.5-0.7 degrees Celsius annually: report
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  29/04/2021 

Vietnam’s mean annual temperature has increased by 0.5-0.7 degrees Celsius since 1960, with the rate of increase most rapid in the southern region and the Central Highlands, according to the Climate Risk Country Profile: Vietnam.

Con Dao National Park revives coral reefs
Con Dao National Park revives coral reefs
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  28/04/2021 

The coral reef in the Con Dao National Park is recovering following the implementation of a project since May 2018, according to the board that has been running it.

 
 
 
Leave your comment on an article

OR QUICK LOGIN