Forestry Department will continue to help develop the state — director

SFD giving recognition and appreciation to 13 staff who are retiring or already retired at its Centre Region Aspiration Programme held yesterday (Mar 8, 2019).

KUCHING, March 9: State Forestry Department (SFD) will continue to play its role in the state’s development agenda while guiding state agencies responsible for forest management.

Hence, its director, Hamden Mohammad, said the department would need to always be prompt, proactive, professional and embrace or use the latest technology when providing service to the people.

Hamden Mohamad speaking at SFD’s “Central Region Aspiration Programme” held yesterday (Mar 8, 2019).

He said each and every forestry staff must always be disciplined and presentable at all times when carrying out their duties and continuously innovate and be creative while contributing good ideas to the department.

A statement from the department today quoted Hamden saying this during its `Central Region Aspiration Programme’ here earlier today. The event was attended by some 130 department staff from Mukah, Sibu and Sarikei.

Hamden added that in line with the development of the State Forestry Department towards a new era, the state government had outlined several directions that the department could follow.

Among them is the Forest Landscape Restoration, Forests Management Certification, strengthening prevention and enforcement, research and development in Sustainable Forest Management, planted forest development and the Heart of Borneo Initiative (HOB).

He assured that the department was always committed to preserving the forest in the state through the launch of the Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) programme soon. — DayakDaily