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Contractors claim lack of consultation

Luke Rawalai
Monday, August 21, 2017

FOREST harvesting contractors are not compelled to undertake any reforestation activities as it is on a voluntary basis at the moment, says forests conservator Sanjana Lal.

Responding to concerns from contractors on Government's failure to hold consultations with harvesters before signing conventions on reforestation, Ms Lal said given that changes to natural forests were the direct results of logging activities of logging contractors, they should have some responsibility in not only minimising but also making good changes.

Ms Lal said Government was doing its part under the reforestation project and needed to be supported in this initiative as it was of national interest.

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