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Battambang gets forest checkpoints

Battambang gets forest checkpoints

Battambang officials announced yesterday that authorities will build more than 8 security posts this year along flooded forest areas in Battambang in order to reduce fishery offences, illegal logging and forest fires.

Heng Piset, chief of the Battambang provincial fisheries department, said authorities plan to build the security posts to aid residents in reporting violations.  

“Before, we had 14 security posts and right now we have started building more than 8 more to make it easier for residents to file complaints related to fishery offences or forest fires which happen sometimes, and especially the logging of wood in the flooded forest area,” he said yesterday.

“We have built the posts in every district of Battambang.... We are making an effort to promote this to the residents [with regard] to illegal fishery offences.

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