Friday, July 25, 2008

FRIDAY 25 JULY 2008- SABAH GOVT ADDS RM 11 MLN ALLOCATION FOR FOREST MANAGEMENT ACTIVITIES

Sabah Govt adds RM 11 mln allocation for forest management activities

KOTA KINABALU:

The Sabah government has allocated a further funding of RM11 million for forest restoration, rehabilitation, recreation and research planting activities to be carried out by the Sabah Forestry Department. This is on top of the RM76 million initial allocation by the State Government for major projects involving forest management activities, Sabah Forestry Department Direcotr Datuk Sam Mannan said in a statement yesterday. The additional allocation was for smaller reserves that needed targeted restoration, such as the Babanga, Baradaya, Quoin Hill and Membalua forest reserves in Tawau, and the Conservation Area Management Plan for FMU 10 (Trusmadi), which is increasingly attracting climbers from all over the world, he said. Mahnan handed over the cheque for RM 11 million to his deputy, Fidelis Edwin Bajau, who is in charge of development projects, in a ceremony at the Department’s headquarters in Sandakan yesterday.

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