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First ever Papua lowland concession achieves international forest management certificate (FSC®)

UntitledPRESS RELEASE – Jakarta, 22 March 2016

First ever Papua lowland forest concession achieves international forest management certificate (FSC®)

On 3 March 2016 the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) awarded its certificate for responsible forest management to PT. Wijaya Sentosa, a forest concession managing 130,775 ha in Teluk Wondama District of Papua Barat Province, Indonesia. This puts for the first time ever FSC-certified merbau wood on the market, an important wood species for outdoor applications in export markets. Read more…

Business Seminar Surabaya kicks off promotion drive

IMG_8259PRESS RELEASE Breukelen, 25 February 2016

Business seminar kicks off promotion drive to boost the international trade in certified wood
products from Indonesia: “Sustainable. Quality. Guaranteed.”
A two-day trade encounter was facilitated from January 25 to 26 in Hotel Majapahit, Surabaya under the motto:
“Indonesian tropical hardwood products: Sustainable. Quality. Guaranteed.” The event was attended by
representatives of 19 overseas timber trading companies and 28 Indonesian wood processing industries. Read more…

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