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Audit of Compliance of the Allocation of the East Awin Forestry Project with the Requirements of the Forestry Policy, The Forestry Act and Other Regulations and Guidelines

By The Independent Forestry Review Team
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During 2000/2001, an independent review team undertook an audit of 32 forestry projects “in process” which were being developed by the PNG Forest Authority (PNGFA) ar that time. None of the projects had yet reached the stage where a Timber Permit had been issued by the Minister. The purpose of the audit was to check whether each project was in proper compliance with the National Forest Policy, the Forestry Act 1991, and other regulations and guidelines. This document summarizes the findings of the audit.