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Forest violations rise in Son La

Update: November, 25/2013 - 08:05

Authorities of the northern mountainous province of Son La have recorded handling 182 cases of violations of forest protection and development regulations since the beginning of the year.— Photo tinmoitruong

SON LA (VNS) — Authorities of the northern mountainous province of Son La have recorded handling 182 cases of violations of forest protection and development regulations since the beginning of the year.

They collected a total of VND1.3 billion (US$61,900) in fines from these cases.

To raise people's awareness of forest protection, the local authorities have co-operated with social organisations and army forces to hold 86 programmes on disseminating the Law on Forest Protection and Development.

They have also encouraged production establishments, individuals and household businesses in the area to sign a commitment to abide by the laws. — VNS

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