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Malaysia government reduces control order to let palm, rubber, logging sectors run skeleton shifts

20-03-2020
Malaysia, government, movement control order, partial exemption, plantations, logging, coronavirus

The Malaysian government announced partial exemptions of the movement control order to allow the palm oil, rubber, and timber sectors to resume operations on a limited scale, reported Malay Mail. Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali said in a statement yesterday that rubber tapping for the purpose of …

Indonesia's log production predicted to increase by 15% next year

22-11-2019
Association of Indonesian Forest Concessionaires, industrial plantations, natural forests 5.4 million cubic metres

The Association of Indonesian Forest Concessionaires (APHI) estimates that log production will grow by 10–15% next year, both from industrial plantations (HTI) and natural forests, reported ITTO. APHI Executive Director Purwadi Soeprihanto said that the production of logs from natural forests this year is predicted at 5.4 million m3 and HTI …

Victoria to phase out logging of native forests and shift towards plantation

13-11-2019
Victoria, Australia, old growth forests, plantations, government plan, timber sector

Native forest logging will be phased out in Victoria by 2030 and logging of old growth forests will cease immediately under a plan to transition to a plantations-based timber industry. Announcing the plan on 7 November, the Andrews government said it would provide $120mil in financial assistance to the sector, which has been under increasing …

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