Authorities in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta and Tây Nguyên (Central Highlands) regions are taking precautionary measures to protect forests facing high risk of fires due to the prolonged hot and dry weather.
Hồ Ra Ơi, a Vân Kiều ethnic minority man in the central province of Quảng Trị's Đắk Krông District, has his own unique way of protecting the forest.
The Mekong Delta province of Kiên Giang has some 13,000ha of forests facing a major threat of fires in An Minh, Hòn Đất, Giang Thành, and Phú Quốc districts.
Authorities in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta are setting up firebreaks, preparing equipment and putting up warning boards as the area’s forests face a high risk of fire in the dry season.
The chairman of the Cà Mau Province People’s Committee, Nguyễn Tiến Hải, has instructed competent agencies to diligently carry out the task of preventing forests fires in the 2018-19 dry season.
The southernmost province of Cà Mau is speeding up the process of planting 500ha of new forests, and wants to complete the task this year.
Proper management of water and fires at the Tràm Chim National Park in Đồng Tháp Province holds the key to preserving the Ramsar site’s eco-system, experts have said.