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Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation
 
 
 
General Manager's MessageGeneral Manager's Message


Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

Welcome to the Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation (STIDC) website.

2020 was a challenging year to all of us, due to the outbreak of Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Businesses across the globe were adversely affected by the pandemic. The wood-based sector of Sarawak also experienced sluggish market performance.

The export volume of timber and timber products of Sarawak declined by 19% to 2.5 million cubic metres in 2020 compared with 3.1 million cubic metres in 2019. Similarly, the export value dropped by 17% to RM3.7 billion in 2020 compared with RM4.5 billion in 2019.

Presently, there is a surge in Covid-19 positive cases in many countries including Malaysia.  Amid this challenging time there is hope brought by the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme to bring the Covid-19 vaccine into the country.

It is vital that everyone adhere to the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) in order to suppress the virus. Together let us contain this pandemic to ensure that businesses and life proceed as usual.

The timber industry players are urged to be vigilant at all times to ensure the safety of their workers particularly from this virus so that businesses may continue smoothly for mutual benefits.

The wood-based sector is one of the important contributors to Sarawak economy, employing more than 100,000 people in upstream and downstream activities.

2021 marks the beginning of the 12th Malaysia Plan and Sarawak Economic Action Council 10 years plan.  STIDC is targeting RM8 billion in export earnings by 2030 focusing on high value-added products and venturing into high income industries such as mechanical pulp, oriented strand board (OSB), engineered wood and glulam, furniture, biomass wood pellets and bamboo-based industry.

We hope that 2021 will be a better year for all business sectors to progress and ultimately lead to a better business performance by achieving higher export earnings.

Thank you.


HAJI HASHIM HAJI BOJET

General Manager

Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation