Dong Nai proactive in preventing forest fires hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: VNA)

Dong Nai (VNA)
- The southern province of Dong Nai, which is home to large forested areas, is taking steps to prevent fires in high-risk locations during the ongoing dry season.

The provincial forest protection department reported that through satellite observations, it detected more than 1,000 local fire points in March alone, with Xuan Loc, Tan Phu, Vinh Cuu, and Dinh Quan districts being hot spots.

The provincial People’s Committee has asked districts to prevent illegal forest exploitation and the improper use of forestry land.

Public security forces have been directed to work closely with the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to monitor forestry protection and identify those responsible for fires and the illegal exploitation of products, with incidences to be handled strictly in accordance with the law.

Local forest rangers have also set up firebreaks in hot spots, arranged around-the-clock guarding, and prepared all necessary equipment./.