|More than 250cu.m of wood was discovered illegally concealed in Đắk Nông Province. –– VNA/VNS Illustrative Photo Thanh Tân|Viet Nam News -
ĐẮK NÔNG (VNS) –– The authorities in the central highland province of Đắk Nông on Wednesday suspended four forest wardens for not investigating the concealment of more than 250cu.m of wood in Đắk G’Long District.
These officers include Đỗ Ngọc Trai, head of District Forest Management Department (DFMD), Trần Đình Quang, DFMD’s vice head, responsible for the forest management station in Quảng Sơn Commune, Nguyễn Tuấn Anh, vice-head of the commune forest management station, and Lê Xuân Trường, a forester in the commune.
The suspension starts today and lasts till April 29.
Last Tuesday, the police discovered the wood hidden in the store owned by Quốc Triệu enterprise, which has been operating in Đắk G’Long District’s Quảng Sơn Commune since 2006.
This is the biggest case of its kind in the province.
Early this year, the provincial forest management department seized 31cu.m of wood without clear origins from this enterprise and asked the authorities in the district to control the wood processing firms in the area, but they did not follow the directives, and that led to the current incident.
Vice-head of provincial forest management department, Lê Công Trường said the officers in the district and commune had displayed laxity in management, and it was necessary to impose strict punishment on them. –– VNS