Dept: Poor timber quality the reason for forest clearing


Here today, gone tomorrow: Trucks carrying logs from the Lesong permanent forest reserve.

KUALA ROMPIN: At least a third of Lesong’s forests have been deemed as poor in timber quality – the reason the Pahang government says it is allowing it to be logged before being replanted.

Pahang Forestry Department director Datuk Mohd Paiz Kamaruzaman said these poor quality forest areas would be converted to timber plantation sites.

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