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. Based on the SIA, Kapit FMU and its adjacent area are inhabited by at least 55 communities’ settlements.

However, to date there are 51 settlements located within and adjacent to Kapit FMU after consultation with CRC members and local communities during social program.

1Rh Richard @ Yusof EnkingAdjacent
2Rh Jawa ak EmangAdjacent
3Rh Edison BugapAdjacent
4Rh. Cammila ak Jambal (Previous Rh Jarraw ak Sulang)Adjacent
5Rh Juin ak LikongAdjacent
6Rh Gawan ak TuanAdjacent
7Rh Jampong ak MengWithin
8Rh Banta ak JuingWithin
9Rh Benggau ak AndahAdjacent
10Rh John MartinWithin
11Rh Juntan ak EngkangAdjacent
12Rh Mikai ak LebahAdjacent
13Rh William Ubu ak EnggiWithin
14Rh Braoh ak TubaWithin
15Rh Emak ak LibauWithin
16Rh Ballin Anak JampongAdjacent
17Rh Ikau ak KayaAdjacent
18Rh Sanggau ak SalangWithin
19Rh Johnny ak NyengatWithin
20Rh Naga ak SulukWithin
21Rh Undi ak LangkauAdjacent
22Rh Nyawai ak IgaWithin
23Rh Ngindang ak MinggatWithin
24Rh Seli ak NyuakAdjacent
25Rh Arik Anak LubangAdjacent
26Rh Ai ak JalinAdjacent
27Rh Kanchin ak Manggom
(Previous is Rh Kupa ak Manggom)
28Rh Melintang ak TukauAdjacent
29Rh Jegai ak DingAdjacent
30Rh Tungku ak BalaAdjacent
31Rh Sagen Anak KasomAdjacent
32Rh Nading ak JalinWithin
33Rh Ragai ak UbongAdjacent
34Rh Lawan ak SadatOutside
35Rh Bena ak AbonAdjacent
36Rh George ak AnyauWithin
37Rh Ngelai ak AmpasAdjacent
38Rh Empawi ak UkanWithin
39Rh Manok Manchal ak SibatWithin
40Rh Beranja Anak JadanWithin
41Rh Lapek ak PiusWithin
42Rh Bilong Ak Sumbang
(Previous Rh Semut ak Ansa)
43Rh Untang ak JirauWithin
44Rh William Unchat ak BatatWithin
45Rh Jandok ak UntamWithin
46Rh Sylvester Anak AliAdjacent
47Rh Ilie Ak AkinAdjacent
48Rh Ringgit ak Unam
(Previous Rh Johnny ak Undi)
49Rh Midin ak Saong
(Previous Rh Madang ak Jelani)
50Rh Bundong ak TajakWithin
51Rh Osmond Minggan ak EnginWithin

c) Social Harvesting Impact

Malaysian Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management Indicator 8.1.2 requires the FMU to identify and implement appropriate monitoring procedures, in accordance with the scale and intensity of the forest management operations, for assessing social impact harvesting. The monitoring will determine the impact of harvesting operations on the affected community located within or adjacent to the FMU.

According to the SOP, social harvesting impact will be conducted in three (3) operational stages of every coupe as follows,

Pre-harvestUpon the approval of DP and PEC operations 1-4 by the Forest Department Sarawak (FDS)
HarvestingUpon the approval of PEC Operation 5 or during harvesting (felling and extraction)
Post-harvestUpon completion of the harvesting operation or expiry of the last PEC operation, 5

In 2023, the FMU has consulted the affected local community as below.

1Rh. Ai, Sg Entawau, Ulu Sg Bena, Sg. Sut04A(II)  Pre-harvest
2.Rh. Nading, Ng. Selentang, Sg. Gaat04A(II)  Harvesting  
3.Rh. Ragai, Ng Balang, Sg. Gaat04A(I)Post-harvest

Last updated on 5 May 2024