Ministry to inspect deforestation in Phu Yen

Last update 16:14 | 05/04/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has decided to establish a team to inspect the use of forest land for other purposes in Phu Yen Province.

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Trees are chopped down to pave the way for a cow raising project. – Photo

The team with six members, led by Doan Hai Nam, deputy head of the Forest Protection Department under the Viet Nam Administration of Forestry, will work in 30 days.

The provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, project owners and related units will be scrutinised.

The team will inspect documents and decisions of related units on the change in the use of land that were issued between 2012 and March 2017.

Earlier, the media reported that some 377ha of forest cover, including 273 hectares of natural forest land in zones 310 and 311 of Song Hinh Commune in Song Hinh District, were destroyed and handed over to the Thao Nguyen Phu Yen Breeding Joint Stock Company to raise cows.

Le Van Huu, former chairman of Phu Yen Province’s People’s Committee, visited the site and told Lao Dong (Labour) newspaper he was extremely sad to see logs of wood being transported out of the forest.

Huu and other former provincial officials reported the case to local authorities and proposed a halt of the projects.

Upon receiving the report, Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung asked Phu Yen Province’s People’s Committee to clarify why forest cover was destroyed to implement a high-quality cow breeding project.

He urged authorities to impose strict penalties according to laws and report the latest developments to Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc before April 20.

According to forest surveys, Phu Yen leads five coastal south central provinces in terms of reducing area of natural forest cover. The province’s forest area reduced by 3,715ha between 2015 and 2016.


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I am an attorney in the Washington DC area, with a Doctor of Law in the US, attended the master program at the National School of Administration of Việt Nam, and graduated from Sài Gòn University Law School. I aso studied philosophy at the School of Letters in Sài Gòn. I have worked as an anti-trust attorney for Federal Trade Commission and a litigator for a fortune-100 telecom company in Washington DC. I have taught law courses for legal professionals in Việt Nam and still counsel VN government agencies on legal matters. I have founded and managed businesses for me and my family, both law and non-law. I have published many articles on national newspapers and radio stations in Việt Nam. In 1989 I was one of the founding members of US-VN Trade Council, working to re-establish US-VN relationship. Since the early 90's, I have established and managed VNFORUM and VNBIZ forum on VN-related matters; these forums are the subject of a PhD thesis by Dr. Caroline Valverde at UC-Berkeley and her book Transnationalizing Viet Nam. I translate poetry and my translation of "A Request at Đồng Lộc Cemetery" is now engraved on a stone memorial at Đồng Lộc National Shrine in VN. I study and teach the Bible and Buddhism. In 2009 I founded and still manage on positive thinking and two other blogs on Buddhism. In 2015 a group of friends and I founded website CVD - Conversations on Vietnam Development ( I study the art of leadership with many friends who are religious, business and government leaders from many countries. In October 2011 Phu Nu Publishing House in Hanoi published my book "Positive Thinking to Change Your Life", in Vietnamese (TƯ DUY TÍCH CỰC Thay Đổi Cuộc Sống). In December 2013 Phu Nu Publishing House published my book "10 Core Values for Success". I practice Jiu Jitsu and Tai Chi for health, and play guitar as a hobby, usually accompanying my wife Trần Lê Túy Phượng, aka singer Linh Phượng.

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