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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Mr Konairamo explain the priority areas for the ministry of forestry in Solomon Islands

The Ministry of Forests has among others highlighted the government's priority areas of the forestry sector.

The Under-Secretary of the Ministry, Gordon Konairamo, explained those priority areas to participants of a one day conference in Honiara yesterday.

"The priority areas under the forestry sector under the Coalition for National Unity and Rural Advancement government are as follows. One, re-forestation of logged areas and small holder plantations, the second is small holders saw milling projects for down stream processing of timber and the third is the review of relevant Acts and legislation to better support and facilitate the protection and development of the sector for the maximum benefit of Solomon Islands."

Mr Konairamo says the forest policy says the functions of the Ministry are: forestry management and development, smallholder reforestation development, forestry research and extension services.

The others are: logging and milling licensing and sustainable forestry resources utilisation.

Those involve in the forestry sector including government, the private sector and non-government organisations representatives attended the one day conference yesterday in Honiara.

Source: SIBC

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