PETALING JAYA: Pahang has issued a brief stop-work order on timber logging within the state due to the flood state of affairs, says the state Forestry Department.
In a letter issued by its director Mohd Hizamri Mohd Yasin, the stop-work order got here into impact on Jan 3.
The letter, titled “Temporary Stop Work Order On Production of Forest Products and Transportation of Logs During The Monsoon Season and Flood 2022”, was to inform business gamers on the state’s choice from Jan 3 till additional discover.
“Please be informed that the Pahang Forestry Department has made a decision to temporarily cease all production of forest products and production of timber from logging areas in Pahang starting Jan 3, 2022, until further notice.
“You are requested to take immediate action according to this order, to lessen the impact on production areas and also the safety of workers.
“Action will be taken against licence holders violating this order, which can be charged under the National Forestry Act 1984,” learn the letter.
Many areas in Pahang are flooded due to the monsoon season, with logging believed to be one of many contributing causes.