Forest Policy Of Sarawak 1954 Forest Policy Of Sarawak 1954

IT IS THE FOREST POLICY OF THE GOVERNMENT OF SARAWAK TO:

1.  Reserve sufficient forest land for the benefit of the present and future and 
     inhabitants of the country:


     (a) For the assurance of the sound climate and physical condition of the country
           and safeguarding soil fertility; supplies of the water for domestic and
           industrial use, irrigation and genaral agricultural purpose, and the prevention
           of damage by flooding and erosion to the river and agriculture land;


     (b) For the supply in perpetuity and at moderate prices of all forms of forest
           produce that can be economically produced within the country and that are
           required by the people for agricultural, domestic and industrial purpose under
           a fully developed national economy.


2. Manage the productive forests of the Permanent Forest Estate with the objective
    of obtaining the higest possible revenue compatible with the principle of
    sustainable yield and with the primary objective as set out above.


3. Promote, as far as may be praticable, through and economical utilization of forest
    products on land not included in Permanent Forest Estate, prior to the alienation
    of such land.

4. Foster, as far as may be compatible with prior claims of local demandm profitable
    export trades in forest produce.