KOTA KINABALU: Yayasan Sabah Group (YSG), through Sabah Handicraft Centre (PKS), on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB) to establish sustainable raw material supply chains by launching its Raw Material Planting programme (2023-2026).

Assistant Minister to the Chief Minister Datuk Abidin Madingkir officiated the signing ceremony held at the Sabah International Convention Centre (SICC), here.

As part of efforts to support the local design community, the Malaysian Timber Council (MTC) – in collaboration with the Malaysian Furniture Council (MFC) and Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers (MIID) – has completed the first and second edition of the TIMB3R Design Incubator Programme (DIP).

Touted as a first-of-its-kind incubation programme for design and manufacturing of furniture and timber products, the event took place at the Reka Interior Exhibition (RiX) held in Kuala Lumpur at the end of October.

KUCHING, Nov 23 — The Sarawak Legislative Assembly today passed the Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation (STIDC) (Amendment) Bill 2022 to allow for new provisions aimed at increasing the state timber export value to RM8 billion by 2030.

Sarawak Deputy Minister of Town Planning, Land Administration and Environment Datuk Len Talif Salleh said the Bill will pave the way for the state timber industry’s transformation towards value-added and export-oriented economic activities