Govt needs to provide incentives for more paper mills

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  • Friday, 16 Jan 2009

KUALA LUMPUR: Paper consumption is set to increase over the years but more than half of what is used now is being imported.

The Malaysia Paper Merchants’ Association (MaPMA) secretary Manmohan Singh Kwatra said about 380,000 tonnes of printing and writing paper is consumed annually, of which about 230,000 tonnes were imported yearly from overseas mills including the Asean region such as Indonesia and Thailand.

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