Huanggang responded to the "deforestation of Forest Pulp and paper project"
recently, there has been a discussion on Huanggang's introduction of Hong Kong companies to cut down virgin forests in some online forums at home and abroad, and people are extremely concerned about the fact that deforestation cannot be regenerated and the destruction of the ecological environment. On June 16, Huanggang Municipal People's government office sent a letter to explain the situation
the reply introduced the development process and plan of the whole project, and replied to the questions raised by the people. The reply said that the phenomenon of forest cutting in Hong'an county was that villagers invested in planting Italian poplar and opened fire belts without permission. So far, a tree has not been cut down in the pulp and paper project. There is no economic risk and damage to the ecological environment in the Forest Pulp and paper project
the reply is as follows:
reply on issues related to Hong Kong Mantu company and large-scale deforestation in Huanggang, Hubei Province
Huanggang Forest Pulp paper project construction office made the following reply:
first, according to government documents, this is the forestry reform plan uniformly deployed by Huanggang municipal government, which aims to turn the local mountain forest into a pulp base of a foreign-funded company
so far, Our city and Mantu forestry (Huanggang) company only signed the agreement on the project of cooperative development of industrial raw material forest base, and only cooperated on the construction of industrial raw material forest. Therefore, the argument that the local mountain forest will become the pulp base of a foreign-funded company is purely groundless
II. In order to develop the local economy, Huanggang City, Hubei Province sold all the trees on the best 4.5 million mu of the 10million Mu forest land in Huanggang area to Hong Kong Mantu forestry company, which was allowed to complete the cutting in stages within ten years, and had the right to use the forest land for 30 years. Of course, Mantu forestry wants to buy the best forests, mature forests, with a volume of more than 2 cubic meters per mu
the 500000 ton pulp project built in our city is part of the 1million ton pulp project planned by the national development and Reform Commission during the Eleventh Five Year Plan period in Hubei Province. The 500000 ton pulp project needs a supporting 4.5 million mu industrial raw material forest base. Mantu forestry (Huanggang) company plans to build a 1million Mu industrial raw material forest base (other forestry enterprises are also undertaking this construction project). So far, Mantu company has only completed the survey of 100000 mu of forest land, of which the agreed lease area is 26200 mu with the consent of two-thirds of the villagers. According to relevant laws and regulations, Mantu forestry (Huanggang) company has obtained the right to use the leased mountain forest for 30 years. At present, the 26200 Mu leased forest land has not been cut down because it has not applied for a forest ownership certificate. As for what standard Mantu forestry (Huanggang) company adopts to purchase forest land, it is the principle standard put forward by the enterprise, and whether to sell it or not is decided by the original forest land owner. The Huanggang City mentioned in the article sold all the trees on the best 4.5 million mu of 10million mu of forest land to Hong Kong Mantu forestry company and allowed it to complete the cutting in stages within ten years is completely fabricated
third, the Huanggang municipal government asked farmers to sell the mountain forests to Hong Kong Mantu company at an extremely low price, and let them cut them down. After cutting, how to replant and how to make sustainable use of them, neither the government nor Mantu forestry said
Mantu forestry (Huanggang) Company and other forestry business units lease forest land and order trees, which are transferred with the consent of 2/3 villagers in accordance with relevant laws and regulations. According to the actual situation of Huanggang and the price of forest land and trees transferred in recent years, the municipal government has determined a guiding price, which is higher than the price of forest land and trees purchased by other companies in Huanggang before Mantu company entered, protecting the interests of forest farmers. At the same time, the agreement clearly stipulates that it is not allowed to purchase ecological public welfare forests, nature reserve forests and state-owned forests, and requires enterprises to prepare forest management plans after leasing forests, which will be implemented according to the plans after being reviewed by experts organized by the forestry department, and will be upgraded and reforested in strict accordance with relevant technical regulations; At the same time, it is required that the cutting and afforestation must be completed according to the design in the spring of the current year or the next year, and the ecological environment must be strictly protected to prevent water and soil loss. The article said that the government and Mantu forestry would not say anything about how to replant after logging and how to make sustainable use of it, which is pure nonsense
IV. as for Mantu company's intention to cut forests and sell trees, and strive for the settlement of the 500000 ton Forest Pulp and paper integration project with Huanggang City, there is no related problem in the construction of industrial raw material forest base.
Huanggang city cooperates with Mantu forestry (Huanggang) Company to develop the industrial raw material forest base project, with the purpose of Shanglin pulp and paper integration project. The agreement clearly stipulates that the trees purchased by Mantu forestry (Huanggang) company The leased forest land is a supporting project of Huanggang Forest Pulp and paper project, and all trees and forest land should serve the Forest Pulp and paper project. The so-called Mantu company is intended to cut forests and sell trees, strive for the settlement of the 500000 ton Forest Pulp paper integration project with Huanggang City, and do supporting work for the construction of industrial raw material forest base, which is completely inconsistent with the facts
what is the background of Mantu forestry Hong Kong company and what is its balance sheet? Mantu forestry Hong Kong company is responsible for explaining. Mantu forestry (Huanggang) Co., Ltd., which we cooperate with, is a legal company registered by the industrial and commercial department. Before the formal leasing work, we formulated a series of measures such as leasing, ordering, management and protection, afforestation, logging, water and soil conservation, ecological construction and protection of a batch of key laboratories, and required them to deposit sufficient funds in the relevant banks in Huanggang, without economic risks and damage to the ecological environment
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