Perak MB cites RM2 company’s credibility when awarding forest farming contractYahoo news Singapore #Forest_FarmingFebruary 12, 2019
SERI ISKANDAR, Feb 12 — The Perak state government awarded a newly-formed company 400 hectares (ha) of land concession over two forest reserves because it believed the RM2 company had the ability to do forest farming, Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu said today.
The Perak mentri besar said all of the state government’s decisions were based on review by government departments, including the Forestry Department.
The Kampar MP said the company was understood to have been awarded concession of two forest reserves, namely Kledang Saiong and Bukit Kinta, for the purpose of forest farm development.
Ahmad Faizal said the company which had applied for the forest farming development had already screened by the Forestry Department.
“It’s a normal procedure.
When the name of the company was brought to the meeting, it means that they have passed the eligibility terms for the state government to decide whether to give them the approval,” he explained.
Ahmad Faizal said the company will be cooperating with the Malaysian Timber Industry Board to develop the 400 ha of land, which was identified as secondary forest.
Ahmad Faizal also said the allocated land did not have any timber and it is not the same with the one which was illegally encroached near Kledang Saiong Forest Reserve.
“The Kledang Saiong Forest Reserve is a huge area.
Perak Forestry Department director Datuk Mohamed Zin Yusop had said that the Mentri Besar Incorporated (MB Inc) owned the parcel and it has been degazetted as part of the forest reserve.