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BANTING: Export of wood and timber-based products have been lucrative for the country with an increase by 20.7% in the first six months of this year compared to the same period last year, says Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Zuraida Kamaruddin.She added that the exported products were worth RM12bil.
ALTHOUGH it has been a tough year, the Malaysian Timber Council (MTC) has been making headway in executing its plans to drive the growth of the timber industry.
KUALA LUMPUR: As competition in the international timber industry intensifies, it is crucial for Malaysia’s timber players to focus on high value-added offerings as they look into diversifying products and services, which would enable them to tap into new opportunities for growth, said Malaysian Furniture Council (MFC) secretary-general Matthew Law.
KUALA LUMPUR: Continuous awareness and alignment with the government and all other stakeholders need to be done to ensure the sustainability of the Malaysian timber industry during this era of rapid change, said Malaysian Wood Moulding and Joinery Council (MWMJC) chairman George Yap, who is also a trustee of the Malaysian Timber Council and board member of the Malaysian Timber Industry Board.
SIBU (Bernama): Once known for its timber industry which flourished during the 1940s and 1950s, Sibu, which relies mostly on commercial activities, now needs to put itself on the right track so as not to be left behind in Sarawak’s bid become a high-income and developed state by 2030.
KOTA KINABALU: Timber industry players are appealing to the state government to allow the employment of foreign labourers in Sabah.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Timber Council (MTC) is charting another milestone by launching TimbeReality, an online gallery for the wood-based industry to embrace digitalisation and showcase their products in near real life, with 360° virtual reality experience.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Plantation Industries and Commodities Ministry held a “meet the customers” programed called #Malaysian Family: Agrikomoditi Week 2021 @ MyKomoditi 2021 on Oct 25-29.
MAYUMBA, Gabon (Reuters) - With its oil reserves in decline, Gabon is betting that careful logging can safeguard the vast wealth of its forests, halving carbon emissions associated with the industry while producing more timber.