In frames of FLEG II a monitoring system of wood flow was developed in Moldova, Vatici Forest Management Unit from Orhei Forestry Enterprise, was selected as the pilot unit for the wood traceability system implementation.
“This kind of system is meant for transparency of wood traceability and, when will be implemented for good, will make our lives easier”, mentioned Ruslan Vascan, Deputy Chief of Vatici FMU
On 4-5 of May 2015, foresters from the pilot unit were trained for using the wood evidence software application, which was developed as a modern and easy to use application useful for a better keeping and more accurate evidences of the harvested timber and its use. The system aims at improving wood traceability from the standing timber to the end use.With this app, the checks of the legality of the transported wood can done in real time (on-line) by the law-enforcement bodies.
“We have the chance to learn from our neighbor country Romania and its long experience on wood traceability. We need to implement such system in order to be in line with the demands of our times and will need further efforts with required equipment and staff training to use it. Will be for our National Forest Research Institute to take over this and continue with it”, said Tudor Botnari, Deputy General Director of “Moldsilva” National Forestry Agency
Looking forward, such monitoring system when implemented for the entire national forest sector, will contribute at reducing illegal loggings and combating tax evasion in this sector, and supporting law enforcement agencies to ensure the elimination of illegal activities.