SEREMBAN: The Negri Sembilan government recorded RM9.3mil in revenue through 3,706ha of licensed permanent forest reserves from 2019 to 2021, the State Legislative Assembly was told Tuesday (April 19).
Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun said of the total, RM4.2mil was recorded in 2019 with a total area of 1,384ha; RM2.8mil in 2020 (1,124ha) and RM2.3mil in 2021 (1,198ha).
"The licensing of forest reserves covers several locations including the Triang Forest Reserve, Kenaboi Forest Reserve, Lenggeng Forest Reserve and Pasoh Forest Reserve.
"The total area of permanent forest reserves in the state is 155,143ha, covering 23% of the state’s land area, of which 94,973ha (61% of the total) are classified as production forests while 60,169ha (38%) are protected forests,” he said at the First Meeting of the Fifth Session of the 14th State Assembly here Tuesday.
He was responding to a question from Datuk Shamshulkahar Mohd Deli (BN-Serting) who wanted to know the total areas approved for logging activities in the state from 2019 to 2021.
Meanwhile, Aminuddin, who is also Sikamat assemblyman, said the harvesting area in permanent forest reserves is controlled through the Annual Felling Ration (CTT) with the state CTT under the 12th Malaysia Plan being 2,000ha per year. - Bernama