If investors are found encroaching on national conservation forest areas or national protection forest areas they will be ordered to cease all activities immediately, according to agriculture and forestry officials. Forest authorities will call the encroachers to their offices and educate them. In cases where they still fail to discontinue their activities after being informed by the authorities, the invaders who are breaking the regulations will be prosecuted under the country’s laws. Director of the Agriculture and Forestry Department in Vientiane province Mr Sethxay Vilayphay told Vientiane Times on Thursday that some investors and local people have planted trees on a few parcels of land within a conservation forest area. “Hinheup district is one of the places in the province where conservation forest is found to be being encroached upon,” he mentioned.
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October 17th, 2014
Vientiane Times, 17 Oct 2014
Posted in Agriculture and agribusiness / ກະສິກໍາ ແລະ ທຸລະກິດກະສິກຳ, Biodiversity and nature conservation / ຊີວະນານາພັນ ແລະ ການອະນຸລັກທຳມະຊາດ, Civil society / ປະຊາສັງຄົມ, English Language / ພາສາອັງກິດ, Food security and NTFP's / ຄວາມຫມັ້ນຄົງ ທາງດ້ານສະບຽງອາຫານ ແລະ ເຄື່ອງປ່າຂອງດົງ, Forestry and REDD / ປ່າໄມ້ ແລະ REDD, Governance and rights / ສິດທິ Tags: Agriculture and Forestry Department, Boualapha Agriculture and Forestry Company, Forest authorities, Hinheup district, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Mr Sethxay Vilayphay, Ms. Singkham Khongsavanh, national conservation forest, National Protection Forests, Pangotnam, Phoukhaokhuay, Phouphanang, Vientiane province No Comments »