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Jakarta Post

Forest concessions get help for certification

  • Dina Indrasafitri

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, June 29 2010   /  09:48 am

Local forest concession-holders on Monday signed up for a program to help them gain certification for responsible logging practices, which would enable them to sell to countries applying tough import restrictions.“We see potential for expanding certified forest management in Indonesia,” The Borneo Initiative (TBI) Foundation executive Jesse Kuijper said during the signing ceremony. TBI is a Netherlands-based organization that currently provides assistance to eight forest concession-holders in Inodnesia.The companies signing the agreement in Jakarta included PT Dwima Jaya Utama, which manages 127,300 hectares of forest in Kalimantan, and PT Wapoga Mutiara Timber Unit II, which manages 196,900 hectares in Papua.The eight companies manage a combined total of 815,670 hectares in Kalimantan, Maluku and Papua. Another five companies, which manage a total of almost 600,000 hectares, signed ...