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Business 05 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

Earnings from wood-based industry hit RM17bil last year

MALAYSIA'S wood-based industries generated RM17bil in export earnings last year, an impressive increase of about RM700mil compared with 2003.

Business 03 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM

IUB gets logging projects

IDAMAN Unggul Bhd (IUB) plans to undertake timber logging and downstream processing activities at two forest management units (FMU) in Keningau district, Sabah.

Lifestyle 09 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Maintaining Matang forest reserve

The sprawling Matang mangrove forest supplies bakau logs for the thriving charcoal industry in Perak, supports local fisheries, provides refuge for wildlife and buffers the coastline against erosion. But it can only continue playing these roles if kept healthy.

Lifestyle 19 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

Ramin upgraded on list

The anticipated showdown fizzled out. Instead, Malaysia conceded to the overwhelming support Indonesia had garnered for its proposal to upgrade the tropical hardwood ramin (I>Gonystylus spp) /I>to Appendix II at the 13th meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites) in Bangkok.

Business 29 Sep 2004 | 12:00 AM

Strong demand to drive timber sector

The timber sector appears to be heading towards a boom that could last several years with prices of logs and plywood set to remain stable, given strong demand from China, India and Japan.

Nation 07 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

Forestry school also to be upgraded

Plans are in the pipeline to establish a Centre of Excellence for Tropical Forest Management to produce more professionals in the management and conservation of the country's forests.

Nation 24 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Musa: Forest management programme not successful

The Sabah government#8217;s sustainable forest management (SFM) programme, which saw large tracts of forest land being allocated to 16 companies, is a disappointment, Chief Minister Datuk Musa Aman said.

Nation 15 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

New timber permits frozen in Terengganu

The Barisan Nasional Terengganu state government has frozen new timber concessions pending a study of logging areas awarded under the previous PAS state government.

Nation 14 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

ITTO to fund two projects

The International Timber Trade Organisation (ITTO) has agreed to provide US$1.26mil (RM4.79mil) to fund two projects on conservation and sustainable management of Malaysia's forests.

Lifestyle 20 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Timber certification rejected

OVER 250 indigenous communities have signed a petition rejecting the timber certification scheme designed by the Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTCC).