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Sri Lanka - Forest Sector Development Project (FSDP) (English)

The main objective of the Forest Sector Development Project is to assist the Government to improve the performance of the forestry sector in line with economic, social, and environmental requirements of Sri Lanka by implementing part of a five year time slice (1990-94) of the Forestry Master Plan. The project will: (i) strengthen the management of forests and established plantations, and inventory additional natural forests and young plantations for management purposes; (ii) establish an environmental management system to ensure conformity with environmental guidlelines; (iii) establish and maintain 17,900 ha of new plantations; (iv) expand and augment resources for professional and technical education and training facilities; and (v) strengthen the Forestry Planning Unit of the Ministry of Lands, Irrigation and Mahaweli Development, reorganize the management and strengthen the field organization of Forestry Department, and upgrade information and data processing at the State Timber Corporation. The project also includes an applied research program consisting of species trials, as well as technical assistance, civil works, vehicles, equipment, materials, and additional staff needed for the project.

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Sri Lanka - Forest Sector Development Project (FSDP) (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/382561468302982829/Sri-Lanka-Forest-Sector-Development-Project-FSDP