Reafforestration was considered to bring greenery and generate eco friendly climate.
Within the context of Sabah, this is the best program to bring back the old glory of the timber industry and demonstrate how it can lift our GNI & GDP.
PROJECT NAME: MASS PLANTING OF PAULOWNIA
1 hectare = 600 trees
– one PAULOWNIA SEEDLING is rm100.00
– fertilizer for 1 seedling is approximately more or less rm30/tree
– clearance and land preparation for 1 hectare is approx rm2500/h and including
hole digging 60cm x 60cm x 60cm for each tree
– seedling: 600 trees x 20 ha x rm100 = RM 1,200,000.00
– fertilizer: 600 trees x 20 ha x rm30. = RM 360,000.00
– land clearing: rm2500 x 20 ha. = RM 50,000.00
TOTAL. = RM 1,600,000.00
From preparation of seedlings into small plants and ready for Trans-planting to the jungle clearing until harvesting time will take 5 years.
The diameter of tree during harvesting is between 40-50 cm diameter. The finished product of lumber will just be about 1 cbm and valued at rm800.00 or more per tree.
Total sales generated shall be: 600 trees x 20 ha x rm800/tree = rm9,600,000.00.
After harvesting 1 foot from base, the tree will continue to grow and this time will take 4 years to harvest and again, the sale generated from this trees is rm9,600,000.00.
We will continue to collect rm9,600,000 every 4 years. This cycle will continue for 11 times. At the beginning of the 50th year, our total sales shall be:
Rm. 9,600,000. First cycle of 5 years
Rm105,600,000. 2nd till 11th cycle for 44 years.
Rm115,200,000. Total sales for 49/50 years (just for 20 hactares)
The above information is an extraction from a planting consultant who is now planting paulownia in Narra, Palawan.
I strongly urge for YDP to take this bold step to test plant as prescribed above.
Thank you for sponsoring all my expenses to attend the BIMPEAGA meetings. More useful reports to come in the very near future.
Datuk Roselan J Mohamed
BIMP-EAGA Business Council.