National Forestry Act 1984 (Act 313) & Wood-Based Industries (State Legislatures Competency) Act 1984 (Act 314)
National Forestry Act 1984 (Act 313)
Wood-Based Industries (State Legislatures Competency)
Act 1984 (Act 314)
[As At 20th September 2005]
Detailed Contents Of National Forestry Act 1984 (Act 313) :
The National Forestry Act 1984 (Act 313) is a law in Malaysia that governs the forestry sector, including the management, protection, and use of forest resources. The Act establishes the Department of Forestry as the primary agency responsible for the management of forests and forest reserves in the country.
One of the key objectives of the Act is to promote the sustainable management of forest resources to ensure their long-term availability. It establishes guidelines and regulations for timber harvesting, including the issuance of licenses and permits for logging activities.
The Act also recognizes the importance of the wood-based industry in Malaysia's economy and provides for the regulation and development of this sector. The wood-based industry includes activities such as sawmilling, plywood manufacturing, and furniture production.
Under the Act, the government is responsible for promoting the development of the wood-based industry and providing support for research and development in this sector. The Act also requires the industry to comply with environmental regulations, including the sustainable use of forest resources and the prevention of pollution.
Overall, the National Forestry Act 1984 (Act 313) is a comprehensive law that seeks to balance the economic benefits of the wood-based industry with the need to conserve Malaysia's forest resources for future generations.
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