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Strategies for Sustainable Wood Industries in Sarawak

The purpose of the project was to prepare a basic plan for the development of sustainable forest industries in Sarawak, based on assessments of the forest resources of the State and the long term market outlook for forest products.

The evaluation of plan options, with regard to their effects on development parameters, was carried out using linear programming technique. In the basic analysis, the programme maximizes net revenue to the timber industry, as it can be assumed that, in a market economy, industry will aim at achieving this maximization, within the constraints imposed on it by government regulations, resource availability and market opportunities.

The project was completed in July 1994.