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Title: Forest pricing policy in Malaysia
Authors: Abd. Ghani, Awang Noor
Haji Othman, Mohd. Shahwahid
Keywords: FOREST CONSERVATION
TIMBER
ECONOMIC ASPECTS
FOREST RESOURCES
FORESTRY
LUMBER TRADE
FOREST POLICY
LOGGING
MALAYSIA
PAHANG
TERENGGANU
Date: 2003
Publisher: EEPSEA, IDRC Regional Office for Southeast and East Asia, Singapore, SG
Series/Report no.: EEPSEA research report series / IDRC. Regional Office for Southeast and East Asia, Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia; no. 2003-RR2
Abstract: This report assesses the performance of the forest pricing system currently in force in Peninsular Malaysia. It estimates the hypothetical value of timber resources in two states in the region and compares this with the actual revenue the government receives from logging companies. It finds that government revenue is small relative to the commercial value of the trees. The report advises that such underpricing encourages the rapid depletion of forest resources, wasteful extraction methods, and a bias against conservation. Based on an investigation of alternative pricing mechanisms, the report recommends that a competitive bidding system should be introduced to increase government revenue and so encourage sustainable forestry.
Related URI : http://idl-bnc.idrc.ca/dspace/handle/10625/45910
ISBN: 1-55250-034-9
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/45909
Project Number: 003591
Project Title: EEPSEA (Economy and Environment Program for South East Asia) - Phase III
Access: Open Access
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