|Project number :
||PD 286/04 Rev.1 (I)
|Project country :
|Submitted by :
||Government of Indonesia
|Implementing agencies :
||*Indonesian Sawmill and Woodworking Association
|ITTO funding sources :
||Japan, Switzerland, Republic of Korea
|Financed at session No :
It is estimated that the total installed production capacity of the Indonesian wood-processing industry was around 30 million m3 in 2000, comprising 19 million m3 in sawmill and 11 million m3 in plywood industries. However, wood-processing efficiency levels are low compared to neighbouring countries. This 36-month project will increase the contribution of the wood-processing sector to the national economy through the application of appropriate processing technologies, based on the findings and recommendations derived from an ITTO pre-project (PPD 57/02 Rev. 1 (I)) and an ITTO technical mission in 2001.
Specifically, the project will improve national skills and capabilities in processing technologies and in product quality management and identify product standards, quality/grading requirements and technical regulations for sawnwood products in international markets. Twelve training courses in sawing and other basic woodprocessing techniques, product quality management, and industrial management will be organised for practitioners, managers and supervisors of woodworking factories. The project will also facilitate the establishment of small-scale training and testing facilities in existing wood-processing factories in Java, Sumatra, Kalimantan and eastern provinces.