Vietnam: Gov promises sweeping crackdown on illegal logging

The People’s Committee and the Forest Protection Bureau of central
Quang Nam Province plan to lay siege to 30 hotspots of illegal logging
and smuggling of wood, it was announced Saturday. The
newly-established multisector taskforce will carry out three longterm
campaigns from tomorrow until after the Tet holidays which begin on
January 26, according to the two agencies. The taskforce will detain
and deport all strangers at the hotspots and in bordering areas. It
will list illegal loggers and traffickers and request the concerned
authorities to keep them under control. The forest rangers will guard
the areas around the clock and join the multisector taskforce in
controlling key transportation routes used for smuggling wood.

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