The Hanoitimes - According to the Government Office, the misuse of protective forests in Soc Son district has been covered by many news outlets and widely spread on media, causing public indignation.
The Vietnamese government has asked Hanoi authorities to conduct a comprehensive investigation into the management of protective forests in Soc Son district which are repeatedly reported to be wrongly used for other purposes over the past time.
The city is required to submit to Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc prior to February 1, 2019 a comprehensive and objective report of the use and management of Soc Son district’s protective forests to strictly handle violations.
Part of Soc Son protective forests misused. Photo: Danviet.vn
According to the Government Office, the misuse of protective forests in Soc Son district has been covered by many news outlets and widely spread on media, causing public indignation.
In a recent request made by Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh, Hanoi, together with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Ministry of Public Security, needs to report to the Government Office before December 15, 2018 the implementation of land use post-investigation in the district following the prime minister’s request made in May 2006.
Earlier in 2006, the Government Inspectorate disclosed a number of violations in the use and management of forests in Soc Soc Plantation and nine communes including Minh Phu, Minh Tri, Hien Ninh, and Phu Linh.
Notably, an area of 11 hectares within the protective forests are dectected to have houses and farms owned by 650 households.
Some famous artists like singer My Linh and painter Thanh Chuong are also among offenders of protective forest regulations, according to media reports.