RAPLEX FOREST MANAGEMENT UNIT (FMU) is the second FMU under Ta Ann Group to undergo Sustainable Forest Management Certification process under the Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme (MTCS), a scheme endorsed by the programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). Kapit FMU managed by Tanjong Manis Holdings Sdn Bhd has been awarded the Certificate for Forest Management Certification (Natural Forest) on the 11 June 2018.
Raplex FMU covers an area of 63,993 hectares in the central region of Sarawak within Kapit Division. The FMU operates under the Forest Timber Licence (FTL) No. T/0560 issued to Raplex Sdn Bhd, a 100% subsidiary of Ta Ann Holdings Berhad. Ironwall Sdn Bhd is Raplex FMU harvesting contractor.
The Licence was first issued in 1977 for 25 years, the license was then further renewed for another 15 years to 2017. Forest Department Sarawak has since further renewed FTL No. T/0560 on annual basis in 2018 and 2019 to enable Raplex Sdn. Bhd. to make preparations to implement certification for sustainable management of the natural forest in the FMU.
(updated by SFM on 7 Nov 2018)