a) Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)

The EIA was conducted by appointed consultant based on the “Term of Reference” of EIA study for the Forest Management Plan in Respect of Kapit Forest Management Unit (FMU), Kapit Division, Sarawak – Minutes of Scoping Meeting“ (Ref:  (5) NREB/6-3/2F/90). The final EIA report has been approved by the NREB on 29th January 2018 with approval reference number (21)NREB/6-3/2F/90.

Kapit FMU committed to protect the environment through the implementation of mitigation measures to minimise risk and impacts of forest activities on pollution of watercourses, forest fire, carbon stock, climate change and conservation of biological diversity.

Environmental impacts may remain after mitigation measures have been implemented. Therefore, Kapit FMU has conducted series of monitoring such as monitoring of water quality, logging damages, soil erosion and sedimentation. In 2017, Kapit FMU has also participated in Pilot Project for Environmental audit organised by the Natural Resources and Environmental Board (NREB) , Sarawak and coordinated by Sarawak Timber Association (STA).

b) Social Impact Assessment (SIA)

As for SIA report, Kapit FMU has commissioned an independent consultant to conduct the social evaluation through consultation on the social impact of forest operations directly affecting the communities. The SIA report was completed in June 2017.

Two survey methods included the key informant’s interview and household survey was conducted. Based on the assessment, Kapit FMU and its adjacent area are currently inhabited by at least 55 communities living inside or at the fringe of the FMU or outside of FMU boundary. 

NOsettlement settlement location
1.Rh Ilie Ak Akinwithin FMU
2.Rh Johnny Ak Undiwithin FMU
3.Rh Madang Ak Jelaniwithin FMU
4.Rh Bundong Ak Tajokwithin FMU
5.Rh Nuang Ak Unging within FMU
6.Rh Edison BugapAdjacent to FMU
7.Rh Juin Ak LikongAdjacent to FMU
8.Rh Gawan Ak TuanAdjacent to FMU
9.Rh Jarraw Ak SulangAdjacent to FMU
10.Rh Jampong Ak Mengwithin FMU
11.Rh Braoh Ak Tubawithin FMU
12.Rh William Ubu Ak Enggiwithin FMU
13.Rh Jugah Ak LidiAdjacent to FMU
14.Rh Emak Ak Libauwithin FMU
15.Rh Ikau Ak KayaAdjacent to FMU
16.Rh Sanggau Ak Salangwithin FMU
17.Rh Johnny Ak Nyengatwithin FMU
18.Rh Nyawai Ak Igawithin FMU
19.Rh Benggau Ak AndahAdjacent to FMU
20.Rh John MartinAdjacent to FMU
21.Rh Juntan Ak Engkangwithin FMU
22.Rh Mikai Ak Lebahwithin FMU
23.Rh Naga Ak Sulukwithin FMU
24.Rh Ngindang Ak Minggatwithin FMU
25.Rh Undi Ak Langkauwithin FMU
26.Rh Ai Ak JalinAdjacent to FMU
27.Rh Mamut Ak JeteAdjacent to FMU
28.Rh Seli Ak NyuakAdjacent to FMU
29.Rh Achan Ak InangAdjacent to FMU
30.Rh Richard @ Yusof EnkingAdjacent to FMU
31.Rh Banta Ak Juingwithin FMU
32.Rh Lawan Ak SadatAdjacent to FMU
33.Rh Mengga Ak TukauAdjacent to FMU
34.Rh Belikau Ak GerinangAdjacent to FMU
35.Rh Ragai Ak UbongAdjacent to FMU
36.Rh Nading Ak Jalinwithin FMU
37.Rh Tungku Ak BalaAdjacent to FMU
38.Rh Baweng Ak EnyangAdjacent to FMU
39.Rh Jegai Ak DingAdjacent to FMU
40.Rh Melintang Ak TukauAdjacent to FMU
41.Rh. Kanchin ak ManggomAdjacent to FMU
42.Rh. Said Ak LabunAdjacent to FMU
43.Kpg. Baru, KapitAdjacent to FMU
44.Kpg. Muhibbah, KapitAdjacent to FMU
45Rh. Lapik ak Piuswithin FMU
46Rh. Empawi ak Ukanwithin FMU
47Rh William Unchat ak Batatwithin FMU
48Rh. Semut ak Ansawithin FMU
49Rh. Memaloh ak Balanwithin FMU
50Rh. Untang ak Jirauwithin FMU
51Rh. George ak AnyauAdjacent to FMU
52Rh Manok Manchal ak Sibatwithin FMU
53Rh Ngelai ak Ampaswithin FMU
54Rh Bena ak AbonAdjacent to FMU
55Rh Jandok ak Untamwithin FMU

Social impact has been identified and mitigation measures have been outlined to minimize or avoid any potential adverse impact. To ensure compliance with the mitigation measure, FMU will conduct compliance monitoring annually.

Last updated on 27 Oct 2021