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Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation (STIDC) Receives Prestigious Award
Posted on : 03 Nov 2023

Sarawak, Malaysia - November 3, 2023
In a momentous achievement, the Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation (STIDC) has been honored with the Corporate Excellence in the Timber Industry for Economic Zone Development award at The International Business Review Borneo Awards 2023.
Established in 1973 under the auspices of the Sarawak State government, STIDC has been at the forefront of managing and overseeing the timber industry, playing a pivotal role in the economic growth of the region. The organization's commitment to sustainable practices and excellence in the timber sector has garnered them this well-deserved recognition.
The esteemed event, held on November 3, 2023, was graced by The Right Honourable Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri (Dr) Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Zohari Tun Abang Haji Openg, the Premier of Sarawak, as the Guest of Honour.
Tuan Haji Zainal Abidin Bin Abdullah, General Manager of STIDC, a seasoned veteran with over three decades of expertise in forestry and the timber sector, presently presiding over the Malaysian Timber Council.
STIDC's contributions extend far beyond the timber industry. The corporation has played a vital role in transforming the Tanjung Manis Economic Growth Area (T-MEGA) within the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE). This transformation has led to significant advancements in infrastructure, including roads, bridges, water, electricity, and telecommunications supply, thereby catalyzing investments and improving livelihoods in the region.
STIDC's multifaceted role encompasses regulating manufacturing standards, fostering product diversification, providing technical advisory services, and offering training in the timber industry. The organization's dedication to sustainability is further underscored by its role as the Grading Authority for Sarawak.
Furthermore, STIDC supports international trade by facilitating import and export licenses and champions human capital development through initiatives like the Vendor Development Program. The organization also plays a crucial role in processing manpower and expatriate work applications for the timber industry, in addition to spearheading timber trade promotion activities.
The recognition received at The International Business Review Borneo Awards 2023 is a testament to STIDC's unwavering commitment to excellence, sustainability, and economic development in Sarawak. The organization's transformative impact on the timber industry and economic zone development aligns seamlessly with the vision of a vibrant and sustainable future for the region.
Heartfelt congratulations are extended to the Directors, Management, Staff, and Stakeholders of Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation on this remarkable achievement.

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