Secretary Roy A. Cimatu of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) highlighted the dual role of the DENR in protecting and preserving forests and meeting the raw material needs of the Build Build Build Program. The DENR shall continue to provide support to the industry through forest certification, vertical integration in wood processing, and implementation of ease of doing business, among others.
During the first-ever Wood Summit held last tuesday, Secretary Roy A. Cimatu highlighted the dual role of the DENR in protecting and preserving forests and meeting raw materials needs of the President's Build Build Build Program.
The summit brought together industry players and key stakeholders who discussed emerging trends, policies and investment climate that will ensure sustainability of the wood industry.
Strengthening the wood industry to contribute more to the country's GDP is in line with the Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022.