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Smugglers of wood are busy before rainy season

VietNamNet Bridge, 4 June 2015 

More and more wood is being smuggled across the southwestern border. Smuggling prevention agencies said they had discovered many consignments of wood illegally imported from Laos and Cambodia across the border. 

Furniture makers hampered by lack of wood

Vientiane Times, 25th May 2015

Some furniture businesses around the country have given up their operations after being unable to source enough wood to fulfil orders. The Lao Furniture Association has asked for 30 percent of the government’s annual wood quota to sustain their business but this has not been approved yet, association official Mr Bounpheng Phengsisavath told Vientiane Times last week.

Govt steps up protection of conservation forest

Vientiane Times, 22nd May 2015

Development projects carried out in conservation forest areas in which the forest area has been converted or changed to another use must compensate for the forest loss, a new decree states. The government recently issued the Decree on Conservation Forest that identifies principles, measures and regulations on the establishment, allocation, management, protection, development and use of conservation forests.

Govt steps up protection of conservation forest

Vientiane Times, 22nd May 2015

Development projects carried out in conservation forest areas in which the forest area has been converted or changed to another use must compensate for the forest loss, a new decree states. The government recently issued the Decree on Conservation Forest that identifies principles, measures and regulations on the establishment, allocation, management, protection, development and use of conservation forests.

Govt seeks funding to accelerate reforestation

Vientiane Times, 28 May 2015

The government is planning to source funding of 4 billion kip a year in the hope of achieving its reforestation goal of 16.6 million hectares by 2020. The money will be used to carry out surveys and allocate forest land, promote tree planting by the public, and encourage people to participate in reforestation and forest fire prevention, Deputy Director General of the Department of Forestry, Mr Boualy Phameuang, told Vientiane Times yesterday.

Govt plans more tree

Vientiane Times, 21st May 2015

Laos will have more new tree planting this year, well in excess of the target set in the government’s plan. The government had planned to encourage people around the country, including government offices and business operators, to plant 30,000 hectares of new trees but the Department of Forestry Deputy Director General, Mr Boualy Phameuang, said he was confident that this figure would be surpassed as society generally has become more aware of the need for greater forest cover.

Senior parliamentarian calls for transparent investment concessions

Vientiane Times, 29th April 2015

A senior parliamentarian has called for the government to put action in place to ensure transparent concessions over investment projects in order to maximise the benefits obtained and the utilisation of resources. Chairwoman of the Committee for Economics, Planning and Finance of the National Assembly (NA) Dr Souvanpheng Bouphanouvong made the comments in a
press conference last week during her attendance to the three-day government meeting where the cabinet, Vientiane mayor and provincial governors met.

Overloaded trucks fined 161m in Vietnam

Vientiane Times, 22 April 2015

Twenty five overloaded trucks carrying timber from Laos into Vietnam have been fined a total of VND430 million (more than 161 million kip) after an eight-day inspection at weigh stations in Vietnam’s Nghe An Province, local media reported. The trucks, among the 200 that were checked, were reportedly carrying from five to 30 percent more than allowed capacity during April 8 – 15, the Vietnam Net reported last week. Local Deputy Chief Transport Inspector Phan Huy Chuong told the Vietnam Net that the trucks underwent checks on National Highway 7 when travelling to the province from the Nam Can border crossing.

Eight trucks caught in Vietnam with suspected smuggled timber

Vientiane Times, April 20,2015

Vietnamese traffic police in the central province of Nghe An have confiscated eight Lao-registered trucks allegedly laden with smuggled timber, Vietnam’s local media reported. The fleet was found parked on the roadside on National Highway 7 in Nghe An’s Chuong Duong district on April 7, Vietnam Breaking News reported on Saturday citing the Kien Thuc news website.

ນັກ​ສຶກສາ​ຮ່ວມ​ກິດຈະກຳໂຕ້​ວາທີ​ກ່ຽວກັບ​ການ​ອານຸລັກ​ປ່າ​ໄມ້

Vientiane Times, April 2, 2015

ນັກ​ສຶກສາ​ຄະນະ​ນິຕິສາດ​ແລະ​ລັດຖະສາດຂອງມະຫາວິທະຍາ​ໄລ​ແຫ່ງ​ຊາດ​ ​ໄດ້​​ເຂົ້າ​ຮ່ວມກອງ​ປະຊຸມສຳ​ມະ​ນາ ​ແລະກິດຈະກຳການ​ໂຕ້​ວາທີ​, ​ເພື່ອ​ສົນທະນາ​ກັນໃນ​ຫົວ​ຂໍ້ “ການ​ອານຸລັກ​ຮັກສາ​ປ່າ​ໄມ້ ​ແລະການພັດທະ​ນາ​ຊີວິດ​ການ​ເປັນ​ຢູ່ຂອງ​ປະຊາ​ຊົນ” ກິດຈະກໍາການ​ໂຕ້​ວາທີດັ່ງ​ກ່າວ​ຈັດ​ຂື້ນ​ໂດຍກຸ່ມ​ນັກ​ສຶກສາ​ໂຕ້​ວາທີ​ຂອງ​ຄະນະນິຕິສາດ​ ແລະ​ ລັດຖະສາດ, ​ແລະສະໜັບສະໜູນ​ໂດຍຫຼາຍ​ພາກສ່ວນເຊັ່ນ: ຄະນະກຳມະການ​ເພື່ອການ​ຮ່ວມ​ມື​ກັບສປປລາວ(CCL),ອົງການ CARE,ກອງ​ທຶນ​ໂລກ​ເພື່ອ​ອານຸລັກທຳ​ມະ​ຊາດ(WWF), ກຸ່ມ​ເຄື່ອຂ່າຍ​ທີ່​ດິນ (LIWG) ​ແລະສະຫະພາບ​ເອີ​ຣົບ(EU).

ການ​ສຳ​ມະ​ນາ​ແລະກິດຈະກຳ​ການໂຕ້​ວາທີ​​​ແມ່ນຈັດ​ຂື້ນ​ເພື່ອ​​ໃຫ້​ຄວາມ​ຮູ້​​ແກ່​ນັກ​ສຶກສາ ​ເພື່ອ​ໃຫ້​ຮູ້​ເຖິງຄວາມ​ສຳຄັນ​ຂອງການ​ອາ​ນຸລັກ​ປ່າ​ໄມ້ ​ແລະວິຖີ​ຊີວິດ​ການ​ເປັນ​ຢູ່ຂອງ​ປະຊາຊົນ, ພ້ອມ​ກັນ​ນັ້ນກິດຈະກຳ​ດັ່ງກ່າວ​ຍັງ​ຖືກ​ຈັດ​ຂື້ນ​ເພື່ອ​ລະນຶກ​ເຖິງ​ວັນ​ປ່າ​ໄມ້ສາກົນວັນ​ທີ່ 21 ມີນາ​. ບັນດາ​ນັກ​ສຶກສາ​ໄດ້​ພ້ອມ​​ກັນໂຕ້​ວາທີ​ເພື່ອຫາ​ເຫດຜົນທີ່ວ່າຈະ​ອະນຸລັກ​ປ່າ​ໄມ້​ແນວ​ໃດ ​ເພື່ອ​ໃຫ້​ມັນມີ​ຄວາມ​ສົມ​ສ່ວນ,ມີ​ຄວາມຍຸດຕິ​ທຳ​​ ແລະຄວາມສະ​ເໝີ​ພາບໄປ​ພ້ອມໆກັນ​ກັບ​ການພັດທະນາ​ຊີວິດ​ການ​ເປັນ​ຢູ່​ຂອງ​ປະຊາຊົນໃນ ສປປ ລາວ.​ ​ທ່ານ Anthony Gueguen, ທີ່​ປຶກສາ​​ຂອງໂຄງການຄະນະ ກຳມະການ​ເພື່ອການ​ຮ່ວມ​ມື​ກັບສປປລາວ(CCL) ​ໄດ້​ກ່າວ​ໃນ​ການ​ສຳ​ມະ​ນາ​ວ່າ “ອີກ​ຫົວ​ຂໍ້ໜຶ່ງ​ທີ່ພວກ​ເຮົາ​ຄວນ​​ເນັ້ນໜັກໃສ່​ເມື່ອ​ເວລາ​ທີ່ພວກ​ເຮົາ​ໄດ້​ລົງມື​ປະຕິບັດກິດຈະກຳ​ການ​ອານຸລັກ​ປ່າ​ໄມ້ຄືພວກ​ເຮົາ​ຄວນ​ໃຫ້ການ​ຊ່ວຍ​ເຫຼືອບັນດາ​ຊຸມ​ຊົນ​ທີ່​ດຳລົງຊີວິດ​ຕິດ​ພັນ​ກັບ​ທຳ​ມະ​ຊາດ”​.

​“ພວກ​ເຮົາ​ຕ້ອງການ​ສ້າງ​ໃຫ້​ບັນດາຊຸມ​ຊົນ​ດັ່ງກ່າວເປັນ​ສ່ວນໜຶ່ງ​ໃນ​ຂະ​ບວນການການວາງ​ແຜນ​ເພື່ອການອານຸລັກ​ປ່າ​ໄມ້ ​ແລະ ​ເພື່ອສ້າງ​ໃຫ້​ພວກ​ເຂົາສາມາດ​ສະ​ແດງຄວາມ​ຄິດ​​ເປັນ​ຂອງ​ຕົນ​ເອງ​ເພື່ອ​ນຳ​​ໄປ​ສູ່​ການ​ຕັດສິນ​ໃຈ​ທີ່ຖືກຕ້ອງ”​. ຍ້ອນພົນລະເມືອງລາວແມ່ນສ່ວນຫລາຍອາ​ໄສຢູ່ເຂດ ຊົນນະບົດ, ຄົນຫລາຍຄົນອີງໃສ່ຊັບພະຍາກອນທຳມະຊາດແລະຜະລິດຕະພັນປ່າໄມ້ທີ່ບໍ່ແມ່ນໄມ້ເພື່ອດຳລົງຊີວິດຂອງເຂົາ. ເພື່ອຮັກສາຊີວະນານາ ພັນໃນປ່າໄມ້ດ້ວຍການສະໜັບສະໜູນຊຸມຊົນນັ້ນ, ລັດຖະບານໄດ້ຕັ້ງ 3.3 ລ້ານເຮັກຕາເປັນເຂດປ່າໄມ້ສະຫງວນແລະອີກ 3.4 ລ້ານເຮັກຕາເປັນເຂດ ປ່າໄມ້ສຳລັບການຜະລິດ. ນອກຈາກນັ້ນລັດຖະບານມີເປົ້າໝາຍອັນທະເຍີທະຍານວ່າຈົນຮອດປີ 2020, 70% ຂອງເຂດລາວຈະປົກຫຸ້ມດ້ວຍປ່າໄມ້ ພ້ອມດ້ວຍການນຳໃຊ້ແລະຂະຫຍາຍເຂດໄມ້ໃຫ້ເປັນປ່າຢ່າງຖືກຕ້ອງ. ປະຊາຊົນ​ສ່ວນ​ຫຼາຍ​ລິ​ເລີ່​ມຈະ​ຮັບ​ຮູ້​ແລ້ວ​ວ່ານີ້​ແມ່ນ​ການ​ປະກອບສ່ວນ​ທີ່​ສຳຄັນ​​ໃນຊຸມ​ຊົນ​ທ້ອງ​ຖິ່ນ​, ​ທີ່​ເປັນ​ປະ​ໂຫຍ​ດຕໍ່ຍຸດ​ທະ​ສາດ​ສຳລັບ​ການການ​ພັດທະນາ​ປ່າ​ໄມ້​ແບບ​ຢືນ​ຢົງ ​ແລະການບັນ​ເທົາ​ຄວາມທຸກ​ຍາກພາຍ​ໃນ​ຊຸມ​ຊົນ. ໃນ​ຕອນ​ຕົ້ນ​ຂອງກອງ​ປະຊຸມ​ສຳ​ມະ​ນາ, ບັນດາ​ນັກ​ສຶກສາ​ທີ່​ເຂົ້າ​ຮ່ວມ​ໄດ້​ຮັບ​ການຝຶກ​ອົບຮົມ​ທັກ​ສະການ​ສົນທະນາ​ໃນ​ການ​ໂຕ້​ວາທີພ້ອມ​ທັງ​ໄດ້​ຮັບ​ຟັງການ​ບັນຍາຍ​ເລື່ອງ​ສັ້ນ​ກ່ຽວກັບ​ປ່າ​ໄມ້, ​ເຊິ່ງບັນຍາຍ​ໂດຍ​ ທ່ານດວງ​ພະຈັນຈຳປາ​ພອນ​ວິ​ໄລ​ ອຳນວຍການ​ໂຄງການສຳພັນ​ທະ​ມິດ​ຊຸມ​ຊົນ​ສີຂຽວ(GCA) ​ແລະທ່ານສົມ​ພອນ​ ບົວ​ສະຫວັນອຳນວຍການປະຈຳ​ພາກ​ພື້ນ​ໂຄງການກອງ​ທຶນ​ໂລກ​ເພື່ອອານຸລັກ​ທຳ​ມະ​ຊາດ(WWF)​. ກອງ​ປະຊຸມ​ສຳ​ມະ​ນາ ​ແລະກິດຈະ​ກຳໂຕ​ວາທີ​ໄດ້​ຈັດ​ຂື້ນ​ທີ່ຄະນະ​ນິຕິສາດ​ ແລະ​ ລັດຖະສາດມື້ວານ​ນີ້. ທ່ານສົມ​ພອນ​ ບົວ​ສະຫວັນອຳນວຍການປະຈຳ​ພາກ​ພື້ນ​ໂຄງການກອງ​ທຶນ​ໂລກ​ເພື່ອ​ອານຸລັກທຳ​ມະ​ຊາດ(WWF)​ ​ໄດ້​ກ່າວ​ວ່າ “ຈາກ​ປະສົບ​ການທີ່​ຜ່ານ​ມາ​ສະ​ແດງ​ໃຫ້​ຮູ້​ວ່າຄວາມ​ສຳ​ເລັດ​ມີ​ຄວາມ​ເປັນ​ໄປ​ໄດ້ຫຼາຍຂື້ນ​ເມື່ອປະຊາຊົນ​ໄດ້​ຮັບ​ໂອກາດ​​ເປັນສ່ວນ​ໜຶ່ງ​ໃນ​ການ​ຕັດສິນ​​​ໃຈເລືອກ ​ແລະດຳ​ເນີນວຽກງານ​ການອານຸລັກ​ຮັກສາ​ປ່າ​ໄມ້. ​ເຊິ່ງວ່າພວກ​ວັດ​ແທກ​ໄດ້​ໂດຍ​ຜ່ານ​ຊຸມ​ຊົນຂອງ​ພວກ​ເຮົາ​ເອງ​ເຊັ່ນ:ຊຸມ​ຊົນ​​ການ​ປະມົງແລະ​ໂຄງການ​ການ​ຜະລິດ​​ຫວາຍ​ແບບ​ຢືນ​ຍົງ”.

Times reporters / Tadam

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