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Cajuput forests at risk of fire

Update: February, 22/2016 - 08:00
Cajuput forests in the Mekong Delta province of Ca Mau are at high risk of catching fire, posing challenges for firefighters in the locality. — VNA/VNS Photo Le Huy Hai

CA MAU (VNS) — Cajuput forests in the Mekong Delta province of Ca Mau are at high risk of catching fire, posing challenges for firefighters in the locality.

More than 20,000 hectares owned by U Minh Ha Forestry One Member Co. and another 7,000 hectares in other parts of the forest are at risk. More than than 2,000 out of 8,500 hectares in U Minh Ha National Park are also in danger.

U Minh Ha Forestry One Member Co. deployed 13 water pump groups to the forest; consolidated dams; and teamed up with local authorities, other forest owners and relevant units to offer support.

The company's staff has been asked to work around the clock and remain ready to fight fires during the dry season, Director Tran Van Hieu said. — VNS

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