new blinkPress Release – “The Industry is Facing Severe Hardship & Shut Down”

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Sarawak Timber Association (STA) was held today at Wisma STA, Kuching. The Chairman of the Association, Pemanca Datuk Wong Kie Yik, presided over the meeting which was attended by Council Members and Members of STA, in the presence of STA Advisor, Tuan Hamden bin Haji Mohammad, Director of Forests.

The recently proposed forestry policies aimed at transforming Sarawak’s forestry sector was at the very heart of the present concerns raised by STA members. STA feels that the review of the forestry policies must be grounded on accurate and updated baseline data reflecting on the actual situation of the industry and supported by feasibility studies in order for comprehensive policies to be drawn up for effective development of the forestry and timber industry in Sarawak.

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