26 Apr 2006

Indonesia promises action against illegal logging

10:01 am on 26 April 2006

The Indonesian government has promised to take tough action against recalcitrant timber companies operating in the province of Papua.

It says it will follow up reports by Greenpeace that several logging companies operating in Papua had violated environmental laws and ravaged its forests.

Greenpeace is demanding that the government investigate three companies -- PT Kayu Lapis Indonesia, PT Wapuga Mutiara Timber and PT Bina Kenit Jaya -- for allegedly buying timber from untraceable sources.