Indonesia Myanmar discuss production forest development

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Forestry Minister Zulkifli Hasan met with his counterpart from Myanmar U Win Tun here on Monday to discuss Indonesias experience in developing production forests.

"Myanmar wants to learn about the land concession system and ways to transform forest areas into a production forest from Indonesia. During Minister U Win Tuns stay in Indonesia, I will accompany him to view the forest business that was started by state-owned forestry company PT Perhutani," Zulkifli said after meeting with U Win Tun.

The minister said Myanmar is interested in the management of forests in Indonesia because it has similar forest conditions as Indonesia. According to Zulkifli, currently Indonesia has 300 wood processing companies of which 20 percent are managed by the local community.

Meanwhile, Myanmars Forestry Minister U Win Tun said his country is interested in studying the way Indonesia manages its forest areas to transforms them into a production forest, while also maintaining the environment and biodiversity of the forest.

Reporting by Juwita Trisna Rahayu

Translating and Editing by Amie Fenia Arimbi