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Cambodia Plans To Complete The Revision Of The Forest Law By 2023
Jan 04, 2019

  Sarkheng, the Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, is working hard to promote the revision of the Forest Act. He believes that in Mongolia's Mondori province, illegal logging is rampant, and to curb illegal logging, the Forest Law needs to be revised and more administrative authority delegated to local authorities to better protect Cambodia's forest resources.


  Article 1 of the Cambodian Forest Act provides for a framework for forest management, harvesting, use, development and protection, noting that the goal of forest management is to ensure the sustainable management of forests, thereby exploiting the social, economic and environmental benefits of forests, including biodiversity. Protection and cultural heritage protection. However, the Forest Act does not give local forestry authorities sufficient power to combat illegal logging and prevent the deforestation and illegal export of forest resources. To this end, he appointed the State Secretary of the Ministry of the Interior, Saksetha, to preside over the revision of the Forest Act.


The Forest Act stipulates that forests are managed by the Ministry of Agriculture. In response to the revision of the Forest Law, the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Cambodia, Vengsakhon pointed out that as early as 2014 and 2015, Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered the revision of the Forest Law, but the revision work has not started. In order to solve the problem of forestry crimes, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has fully carried out communication and exchanges with the provincial governors and authorized the provinces to combat forestry criminal activities. If forestry criminal activities occur in the province, and the provincial authorities do not crack down on criminal activities, it is a problem in the province. However, he said that he is willing to cooperate with the promotion of the revision of the Forest Law.


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