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 52 settlements located within and adjacent to Kapit FMU after consultation with CRC members and local communities during social program.

NOsettlement settlement location
1.Rh Ilie Ak AkinAdjacent to FMU
2.Rh Ringgit ak Unam within FMU
3.Rh Midin ak Saong within FMU
4.Rh Bundong Ak Tajakwithin FMU
5.Rh Nuang Ak UngingAdjacent to FMU
6.Rh Edison BugapAdjacent to FMU
7.Rh Juin Ak LikongAdjacent to FMU
8.Rh Gawan Ak TuanAdjacent to FMU
9.Rh Cammila ak JambalAdjacent 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 Martinwithin FMU
21.Rh Juntan Ak EngkangAdjacent to FMU
22.Rh Mikai Ak LebahAdjacent to FMU
23.Rh Naga Ak Sulukwithin FMU
24.Rh Ngindang Ak Minggatwithin FMU
25.Rh Undi Ak LangkauAdjacent to 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 SadatOutside FMU
33.Rh Ragai ak UbongAdjacent to FMU
34.Rh Nading Ak Jalinwithin FMU
35.Rh Tungku Ak BalaAdjacent to FMU
36.Rh Baweng Ak EnyangAdjacent to FMU
37.Rh Jegai Ak DingAdjacent to FMU
38.Rh Melintang Ak TukauAdjacent to FMU
39.Rh. Kanchin ak ManggomAdjacent to FMU
40.Rh. Said Ak LabunAdjacent to FMU
41.Rh. Lapek ak Piuswithin FMU
42.Rh. Empawi ak Ukanwithin FMU
43.Rh William Unchat ak Batatwithin FMU
44.Rh. Bilong ak Sumbangwithin FMU
45.Rh. Memaloh ak Balanwithin FMU
46.Rh. Untang ak Jirauwithin FMU
47.Rh. George ak Anyauwithin FMU
48.Rh Manok Manchal ak Sibatwithin FMU
49.Rh Ngelai ak AmpasAdjacent to FMU
50.Rh Bena ak AbonAdjacent to FMU
51.Rh Jandok ak Untamwithin FMU
52.Rh Osmond Minggan ak Enginwithin 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 20 Apr 2023