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Striking balance between conservation, growth

Brunei Darussalam has been able to maintain a high forest cover of 72 per cent of its total land area, which can be attributed to strong conservation and protection efforts as well as reforestation initiatives. However, the limited production forest area is a major challenge for the forestry sector as the Sultanate strives to achieve economic diversification through incremental increase in gross domestic product (GDP). This was said by Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism (MPRT) Hajah Tutiaty binti Haji Abdul Wahab at a webinar yesterday to mark International Day of Forests on March 21. More details in Friday’s Borneo Bulletin.

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