Indonesia: New Forestry Plan Open For Revision

The Guardian2011-09-28:                      JAKARTA, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Indonesia will delay the implementation of a regulation on industrial forests that would have allowed planters, especially those growing palm oil, to cultivate areas reserved for timber and other domestic raw materials. The delay is aimed at making improvements to the proposed rule to make it consistent with previous decrees, and the government will issue the revised regulation as soon as possible, forestry minister Zulkifli Hasan said on Wednesday. By classifying palm oil as industrial forest, it will be easier for investors to get land permits from the government, opening up larger…                     more »

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