Thursday, 22 April 2010

Forestry Department to Lift Suspension on RAPP

The very same corrupt Forestry Department the EC and British government gives its taxpayers money to. Shame on them.

Forestry Department to Lift Suspension on RAPP

Thursday, 22 April, 2010

TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta: The Forestry Department said to give green light for Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper to resume its operation in Riau after about four months of suspension following Greenpeace protest accusing the Asia Paper Resources International Limited of illegal logging in conservation zone which prompted revoke eco-certificate on RAPP's product.

Budi Setiawan coordinator of the expert team of the Forestry Department said on Wednesday (21/4) before the Earth Day that the company will be allowed to operate if “if they pledge to comply with recommendation from the department.”

Firstly, the paper company is required to apply greater involvemnet of local community in its operations, secondly manage and maintain hydro-ecological system in Kampar, and manage and ensure sustainability of the whole ecology in the region.

The recommendation was issued after a 15 day examination on RAPP, following protest by Greenpeace late last year. The Forestry Ministry suspended forest exploitation license for the company in November.

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