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Sabah Forestry Department releases 2022 annual report online


Hajiji (right) holding an advanced hardcopy of SFD 2022 Annual Report, presented to him by the Chief Conservator of Forests during the Forestry Appreciation Ceremony.

27 June 2023

By Wartawan Nabalu News


KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Forestry Department has published its 2022 annual report online, highlighting its achievements and challenges in sustainable forest management.


The report, which can be accessed on smartphones with a single click, was presented by the Chief Conservator of Forests, Datuk Frederick Kugan, to the Chief Minister of Sabah, Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor, during the state’s forestry appreciation ceremony in Kota Kinabalu on Monday.


The 262-page report showcases all project implementations, activities and achievements of the department throughout the year. It is the key performance index (KPI) or the report card of the department.


According to Kugan, the Sabah Forestry Department has progressed tremendously in the implementation of sustainable forest management as compared to the last few years.


"Profound appreciation goes to all the officers and staff of the department for the hardwork, teamwork and commitment in bringing the department to greater heights, in line with the Hala Tuju Sabah Maju Jaya development plan (2021-2025) and Sabah Forest Policy 2018," he said.


Some of the notable achievements in 2022 include, the launch of the Forest Plantation Development Action Plan (2022-2036) by the Chief Minister during the state-level International Day of Forests on 25 March. This action plan is in line with the Sabah Maju Jaya development plan in transforming forest plantations to generate revenue for the state, the visit of the Chief Minister to several forest management units (FMUs) in 2022, indicating his commitment in forest management, and the active participation of the department in the 19th Conference of Parties (COP19) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Kunming, China, where Sabah was recognised as a global leader in biodiversity conservation.


“With the constant support and teamwork from all the officers and staff of the Sabah Forestry Department, the Chief Conservator of Forests is confident that the department would excel in sustainable forest management for the benefit and well-being of the people of Sabah,” he added.

The digital version of the Annual Report 2022 is available from the Sabah Forestry Department website: https://forest.sabah.gov.my/images/pdf/publication/annualreport/SFD.AR2022.pdf


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