23 Mar 2009

Solomons govt looks to Forestry Bill to cut logging by 25 percent

9:44 pm on 23 March 2009

The Solomon Islands Government says it's working on a new Forestry Bill in efforts to reduce the level of logging in the country by 25 percent.

The Minister of Forestry, Job Duddley Tausinga says the bill is expected to be tabled in the July sitting of Parliament.

The government says the new reduction policy is an acknowledgement that the current unsustainable rate of logging in the country is a result of the existing inadequate forestry legislation governing logging activities.