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Forests in Papua are valued at $78 billion

  • The Jakarta Post

Jayapura | Wed, August 24 2011 | 07:00 am

PREMIUM Jayapura: Forests in Papua, which cover 42 million hectares, are estimated to be worth US$78 billion, or about Rp 700 trillion, according to Papuan caretaker governor Syamsul Arief Rivai.

Speaking at a meeting with regents and mayors from throughout Papua, in Jayapura on Monday, Syamsul said: “If the forests are managed properly and sustainably, they can produce over 500 million cubic met...

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