December 12, 2017
Indonesian forestry ministry plans to allow log exports
Bambang Hendroyono, the Secretary General of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK), has said the decision to allow plantation log exports was made because the volume being produced was more than the domestic industry can absorb and that the quality was suitable for the export market. Also, allowing log exports will create competition and thus yield better prices for the local planation log producers which will allow plantations owners to invest in more advanced management and harvesting systems to raise productivity. However, the move to allow log exports has drawn criticism ...
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