The regional consultation for Sarawak to deliberate on the draft Malaysian Criteria and Indicators for Forest Management Certification (Forest Plantations) or in short MC&I(Forest Plantations) was held in Kuching on 18-19 September 2006 (see details in Latest News item dated 24 July 2006).
The consultation in Kuching was attended by a total of 48 participants, representing the various social, environmental and economic stakeholder groups, and representatives from the relevant government agencies (RGAs) in Sarawak. As a result of the consultation, various recommendations for amendments were made to a number of Indicators and Verifiers formulated for Sarawak in the MC&I(Forest Plantations).
The regional consultations for Sabah and Peninsular Malaysia have been scheduled as follows:
Date: 11-12 October 2006 (Wednesday & Thursday)
Venue: Promenade Hotel, Kota Kinabalu
Date: 15-16 November 2006 (Wednesday & Thursday)
Venue: Melia Hotel, Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur
All relevant stakeholders are cordially invited to participate in the consultation in their respective regions. Should you have any enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Yong Teng Koon of the NSC Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 03-92005008