Zedtee sdn. bhd. Seminar by Mr. Wong Ing Yung
March 22, 2012 at CSEAS, Kyoto University
Anap-Muput Forest Management Unit is one of the research sites of our project. In this area, forest management began in 1977 and is now managed by Zedtee sdn. bhd. Today about 20% of the area is allocated for planted forest with a 60-year license term and the planting of fast-growing trees such as Albizia is underway. In the remaining area, natural forest management is conducted with reduced-impact logging technique and 25 years cutting rotation. Anap-Muput is the only logging concession in Sarawak certified by the Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTCC) as sustainably managed.
We invited Mr. Wong Ing Yung, the president of Zedtee sdn. bhd., to the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University on March 22, 2012. Mr. Wong gave us a lecture about management of Anap-Muput, titled “ASDU (Anap-Muput Sustainable Development Unit): Innovative Rainforest Conservation & Management in Sarawak.”
Mr. Wong’s talk focused more on how to build good relations with villages inside and around the company’s concession area. Mr. Wong emphasized the importance of involvement of local communities into the decision making process and discussed what type of aid is preferred to local communities.
(Written by H. Samejima)