Binh Thuan actively prepares for fire prevention and fighting in the dry season

( In order to actively prevent, respond and effectively prevent the risk of forest fires, minimize the number of forest fires and the area of damage caused by forest fires, in the first 6 months of 2023, the functional units have actively carried out the work of forest fire prevention and fighting in the dry season; focusing on monitoring and promptly notifying forest fire forecasts in districts, towns and cities.

The functional units have also completed, tested and put into use forest fire prevention and fighting works in the dry season, ensuring safety for forest fire prevention and control; developed and implemented forest fire prevention and fighting plans at all levels. On the other hand, identifying key areas for forest fires, arranging forces and means of forest fire fighting, organizing training in the use of forest fire fighting machinery and equipment, and forest fire drills. As a result, in the first 6 months of 2023, the whole province had 14 cases of vegetation fires (leaves, hay...) under the forest canopy with an area of 16.5 ha, the fire cases were detected early and extinguished timely so as not to cause damage to forest resources.

In addition to forest fire prevention and fighting in the dry season, the functional sectors have focused on coordinating with forest owners and localities to strengthen patrolling, inspecting and sweeping activities in key areas of deforestation. Paying attention to monitoring and grasping developments and situations in the bordering areas with Lam Dong, Ninh Thuan and key areas of the province, promptly detecting, preventing and handling violations of the Law on Forest, contributing to stabilize the situation. Accumulated in the first 6 months of 2023 (till June 15, 2023), it has detected and processed 108 violations, including 11 cases of encroachment on forest land with an area of 4.5 ha. Issued decisions on criminal prosecution for 04 cases, sanction for administrative violations of 66 cases, confiscated 50.5 m3 of timber of all kinds.

In addition, the afforestation work is concerned. In the first 6 months of 2023, the newly planted forest area reached 780 ha. It has contracted to protect transitional forests of 132,594.56 ha. In June alone, afforestation units planted 780 ha of production forests. Currently, forest owners continue to focus on sowing, caring for seedlings, planting scattered trees as scheduled; Up to now, 1.4 million seedlings of all kinds have been planted.

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