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KUCHING: More Malaysian plywood manufacturers have stopped taking new orders from Japanese buyers as the log shortage has disrupted their production activities.
GEORGE TOWN: The logging industry should be reopened as the furniture export sector has been reopened under Phase Two of the National Recovery Plan (NRP), says the Malaysian Furniture Council (MFC).
GEORGE TOWN: The production of bee hoon (rice vermicelli) is facing a critical stage with manufacturers running out of wood waste to fuel their furnaces.
PETALING JAYA: Workers from the agro-commodity sector will be receiving their Covid-19 jabs under the industrial vaccine dispensing centre programme.
Wood products exports are expected to rise to a record US$15-16 billion this year despite the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. They were worth $12.5 billion last year.
KUCHING: The export prices of Malaysian plywood to Japan have been on a steady rise since late last year due to supply shortage.
The Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Malaysian Furniture Council (MFC) to implement the Agri Commodity Skills Training Programme (Slam) for the wood-based industry to empower human capital development for the sector.
Traditional Malay wood carver Muhaimin Hasbollah says resilience is what gets us through tough times
BUTTERWORTH: The government has ensured that timber and other strategic commodity industries in the country practise only the best sustainable approach so that it will not harm the nation's forest reserves, says Datuk Dr Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali.