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Lifestyle 06 Jun 2006 | 12:00 AM

Dire need for change

MANY in the timber industry believe that plantation forests are the solution to the shortage of timber supplies if Malaysia wants to remain a timber-based exporting country.

Business 07 Jun 2006 | 12:00 AM

Furniture exports likely to hit RM10bil

The Malaysian Furniture Promotion Council (MFPC) expects Malaysia's furniture exports to hit RM10bil in 2010, with the focus on quality furniture and not quantity.

Business 11 Jul 2006 | 12:00 AM

Govt enlists oil firms to distribute Envo Diesel

The government is seeking to collaborate with oil companies to help mass-distribute homegrown biofuel Envo Diesel by year-end, said Plantation, Industries and Commodities Ministry secretary-general Datuk Dr Michael Dosim Lunjew.

Business 21 Jul 2006 | 12:00 AM

Malaysia, Indonesia set aside 40% CPO for biodiesel

The world's top palm oil producers, Malaysia and Indonesia, have decided to set aside nearly 40% of their crude palm oil output for biodiesel production, the Plantation Industries and Commodities ministry said yesterday.

Business 26 Jul 2006 | 12:00 AM

Government to ask for PFI project proposals

The Government will soon call for requests for proposals (RFPs) for private financing initiatives (PFI) projects, sources said.

Business 02 Aug 2006 | 12:00 AM

On the move

Community 20 Sep 2006 | 12:00 AM

Bringing back the woodcarvers’ art

Carved wood products created by local companies and artists now have a display venue at Galeri Wariseni at Jalan Ampang.

Business 04 Nov 2006 | 12:00 AM

New markets to lift Mieco sales

Mieco Chipboard Bhd sees its new markets in the Middle East and India pushing exports to 65% of its total sales next year from 50% currently, said executive director Datuk Yong Seng Yeow.

Business 27 Nov 2006 | 12:00 AM

Soft loan for Ta Ann under forest plantation plan

Ta Ann Plywood Sdn Bhd has become the first Malaysian company to secure a RM9.6mil soft loan from the federal government under its sponsored forest plantation programne.

Nation 05 Dec 2006 | 12:00 AM

RM20mil Palm Oil Wildlife Conservation Fund launched

The Government has launched a RM20mil Palm Oil Wildlife Conservation Fund to promote ideas and proposals to enhance biodiversity linked to palm oil production worldwide.