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Kon Tum forest faces high fire risk

Update: March, 08/2016 - 18:11
A view of the forest in the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum, which faces a high risk of fire. – VNA/VNS Photo Hữu Quyết

HÀ NỘI (VNS) – More than 100,000ha of a forest in Kon Tum Province faces a high risk of fire, Permanent Deputy Chairman of the provincial people’s committee Nguyễn Hữu Hải said.

The forest is spread across Đăk Tô, Ngọc Hồi, Sa Thầy and Kon Rẫy, as well as Đăk Hà and Đắk Glei districts in the Central Highland province.

The province has asked workers to be on round-the-clock duty in the forest to prevent the outbreak of fire.

The workers will check people entering and leaving the forest, and guide local residents to use fire for tilling the field properly.

Nearly 5,000 people in the area have been asked to be prepared for the outbreak of fires.

Eleven teams of firemen will be on round-the-clock duty.

Kon Tum has the largest forest area in the Central Highlands, with more than 540,000ha of natural forests and nearly 57,000ha of planted forests. -- VNS



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