Jayapura, Jubi – Members of Commission IV of the Papua Legislative Council ( DPRP) have seen 16 tons of plywood confiscated by the Natural Resources Conservation Agency od Papua (BKSDA).
Chairman of Commission IV of DPRP, Boy Mark Dawir said the councillors conducted a snap inspection at BKSDA office on Tuesday morning (2/24).
“There are four plywood counters which is approximately 16 tons of plywood. We will then immediately report to the chairman of DPRP to follow up including to form the Working Committee (Panja) or Special Committee of forest management in Papua, ” Boy Dawir said on Tuesday (24/02/2015).
He said on DPRP chairman approval, the commission would form the committee and work immediately to tackle massive illegal logging in Papua including in Jayapura, Nabire, Paniai, Mamberamo Raya, Sarmi, and Merauke.
“Our authority is only on the issue of forest and mining. We also agree to push for a legal process to any one who back up on illegal logging,” he added.
He said he hoped all parties to keep the forests in Papua well and for any company who run timber business to obey the procedure and should not harm lives of indigenous peoples.
Chairman of Commission II of DPRP, Deerd Tabuni urged police to oversee illegal logging in Papua, especially in Keerom. He said, many trucks and containers transported timbers from Keerom to Jayapura port and it should be noted. And suspected. (Arjuna Pademme/Tina)