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PM’s Office regulation published, paving way for national forest policy committee

Nov 07. 2017
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By The Nation

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The new PM’s Office regulation in regard to the national forest policy committee came into effect on Tuesday after being published in the Royal Gazette yesterday, paving the way for the establishment of the committee to address and put in place forestry policies as well as strategies that would be in line with the national strategy and reform plans concerning the sector.

The committee, as addressed in the regulation, would be chaired by a prime minister, joined by related ministers including the ministerial head of the Natural Resources and Environment Ministry, forestry chiefs, as well as appointed forestry experts.

They would also oversee work by related agencies to be in line with the policies and strategies addressed, but these must be subject to Cabinet approval first.

The panel would also be able to recommend legal amendments, as well as regulations in regard to zoning and land use in forested areas, according to the newly published regulation.

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