[Video] GFC addresses value-added lapse

The Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) yesterday defended its stewardship of the forestry sector but despite saying that two years was reasonable time in which wood processing should start, it acknowledged that several operators were way behind and Jaling and another have been warned.

The GFC has come under severe criticism in recent weeks over the operations of logging firms Bai Shan Lin and Vaitarna Holdings Private Inc (VHPI) but it yesterday said that only “minor infractions” were recorded against the two companies.

“We have absolutely nothing to hide,” GFC commissioner James Singh told a news conference at the GFC head office yesterday which came after days of media reports focused on the  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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