Preah Vihear: Preah Vihear provincial authorities have planted more than 3,000 rosewood and beng trees on more than 31 hectares of land at O'Toul Sokrom in Chhep Keut village, commune. Chhep, Chhep district, after being confiscated from the perpetrators recently.
Sok Monirith, deputy governor of Chhep district, told the Post on Sunday that on July 13, 2020, joint police forces found a clearing case. 31.84 hectares of state permanent forest land in the above area by unknown groups in order to expand agricultural land and encroachment Illegally take private property.
He said that after finding this case, the forest administration and the Chhep district authorities decided to confiscate the land that was cleared back. Return and search for the identity of the perpetrators to proceed with legal proceedings.
Mr. Monirith stated: “In order to restore the forest in the area that has been cleared to expand the agricultural land illegally, the Preah Vihear Provincial Administration Through the Provincial Forestry Administration, more than 3,000 rosewood and beng seedlings have been replanted. Original.
According to Mr. Monirith, the replanting of rosewood and beng seedlings was held on July 24, 2020 with the participation of the people. Community, local authorities and forestry administration officials, a total of 150 people.
Mr. Peng Trida, Director of Preah Vihear Provincial Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, said that planting, caring for seedlings and managing forest resources for the benefit of The next generation, unless all stakeholders are involved. "Planting trees now is to restore the forest and help people to take care of it," said Trida. Protect, use and cultivate forests.
At the same time, he encouraged the Forestry Administration officials to cooperate well with partner organizations in the province as well as relevant institutions and Local authorities in the process of regulating and developing community forests until the signing of the community forest agreement and have tried to raise funds for tree planting Enter the natural forest now.
Mr Trida said the funding of NGOs and development partners was crucial to supporting the Forestry Administration. As a competent authority and local authority to assist local communities in replanting trees and maintaining and managing forest resources to survive. For the benefit of the next generation.