The Siem Reap provincial government issued a press release on January 22 In 2020, the officials of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries led by Tea Kim Soth, the Director of the Department, have assessed the extent of the damage caused by the fire. Kranh Phnout and other trees in Trapeang Thmor village, Khun Ream commune, Banteay Srei district, at 1600 hours on 21 January 2020.
Under the directive and direct command of the Provincial Unity Commission, with the participation of local authorities, departments, relevant units of the 4th Brigade and Forestry Research Institute; Two wildlife tractors and officers intervened to extinguish the blaze completely at 21 o'clock. 55 minutes The same date.
As a result of the damage assessment, 20,344 hectares of forest land was set on fire and the fire was caused by a burglary. Burn to encroach forests, take state forest land. In the above case, the Provincial Unity Commission has instructed the competent authorities to continue to search for the perpetrators to take legal action.
The provincial administration will host reforestation at the burn site and encourage private sector participation Citizens, students and the general public in the coming season of 2020. Involvement in the maintenance and planting of forests, contributing to environmental conservation, preventing deforestation and encroachment.
The provincial administration would like to thank the officers of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, and all the competent forces for all their efforts. Fire extinguishers to extinguish the fire permanently by: Wisdom