Tasks and power of forest protection forces of forest owners in Vietnam

Tasks and power of forest protection forces of forest owners in Vietnam
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What are the tasks and power of forest protection forces of forest owners in Vietnam? - Hoang Kiet (Dong Nai)

Tasks and power of forest protection forces of forest owners in Vietnam

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Regarding this issue, LawNet would like to answer as follows:

1. Tasks and power of forest protection forces of forest owners in Vietnam

The tasks and power of forest protection forces of forest owners in Vietnam according to Article 14 of Decree 01/2019/ND-CP are as follows:

- Patrolling, inspecting the protection of forests and land forests for forestry; implementing preventive measures of deforestation, forest encroachment, illegal exploitation and other violations of forest management and protection in managing areas.

- Implementing measures for assurance forest fire safety and fire fighting plans where
necessary; encourage people in the area to participate in protection of forests, assurance of fire safety, and forest fire fighting.

- Promptly reporting the situation of forest protection to forest owners and related forest rangers units; complying with the direction and management of forest owners and the inspection, guidance about skill of forest rangers authorities; complying with regulations of law when being on duty.

- Carry out inspections and take actions against violations of forest management, protection and development, forest product management; filing initial report; protecting the scene and evidence, timely reporting the situation to competent individuals or authorities for handling in accordance with law.

- Using issued weapons, combat gear, uniforms, facilities and professional equipment in according with law.

- Perform other tasks assigned by forest owners.

2. Regulations on equipment and benefits for forest protection forces of forest owners in Vietnam

Regulations on equipment and benefits for forest protection forces of forest owners according to Article 16 of Decree 01/2019/ND-CP are as follows:

- Forest protection forces of forest owners shall be equipped combat gear, facilities, professional equipment, protective equipment and other necessary devices for forest protection and fire safety as well as uniforms specified in Appendix II of Decree 01/2019/ND-CP.

- Benefits of forest owners to forest protection forces are as follows:

+ Public employees of forest protection forces of forest owners are entitled to wages and other benefits in accordance with law.

+ Contracted employees are entitled to wages and other benefits by forest owners in accordance with signed labor contract and law.

- Forest protection forces shall be provided with professional skills of forest management, protection and development with the focus on forest patrolling and examining, fire prevention and fighting, pest prevention and elimination, taking preventive measures and actions against violations of law on forestry and the management and use of combat gear in accordance with lawsoft.

- Funding for operation of forest protection forces:

+ In case forest owners are public service providers; funding for forest protection forces shall be provided in accordance with law on organization of public service providers;

+ Forest owners that are not public service providers shall provide funding for their own forest protection forces in accordance with law.

3. Responsibilities of forest owners to forest protection forces thereof in Vietnam

Responsibilities of forest owners to forest protection forces thereof according to Article 17 of Decree 01/2019/ND-CP are as follows:

- Directing and managing the performance of forest protection forces; forming the force responsible for protecting forests with capability that meet the requirements of assigned tasks; cooperating with forest rangers and other local forces in forest protection.

- Provide adequate funding, wages, other benefits as well as facilities, professional equipment, combat gear, uniforms and training courses for the force responsible for protecting forests in accordance with law.

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