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GOSS can turn forest woods into profits. By Chuol Dugak Lieth
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Apr 12, 2009 - 12:35:23 AM

GOSS can turn forest woods into profits.


By Chuol Dugak Lieth



Rainforests have developed over millions of years and turn into the amazingly intricate environments starting from19 century till this 21 century. Rainforests indicate a store of living and breathing renewable natural resources and high quality of their richness in both animal and plant species, have supplied a wealth of resources for the endurance and well-being of humankind. These resources have included basic food supplies, clothing, shelter, fuel, spices, industrial raw materials, and medicine for all those who have lived in the magnificence of the forest.


Unfortunately, I think it will take (GOSS) several years to realize that those natural forests can be turn into profits which in near future could benefit both the government and its citizens. It’s unbelievable that thousands of acres of rainforest have never been burned in southern Sudan. This also means south Sudan is gaining approximately 100 or more acres every minute of every day, and millions of acres every year!  I would posit that more than 85 percent of the South Sudan rainforests are already there and less harshly threatened because there is a smaller amount destruction or deforestation.


In addition, the Bank of White Nile alone had thousands of acres which I would totally encourage our leaders to think through vigilantly and allow foreign companies to convert much of it into firewood, shingles, furniture, railroad ties, and paper as it had been done by other industrialized nations such as Brazil, Malaysia, and other tropical countries. There are many ways to utilize rainforest wood instead of using it for fuel wood and charcoal only.


 For instance, one single steel plant in Brazil making steel for Japanese cars needs millions of tons of wood each year to produce charcoal that can be used in the manufacture of steel. Since the demand  of land grazing is very high in southern Sudan, destroying more and more rainforest could also provide grazing land for our animals such as cattle, goats and others just to name a few. Rainforests  in southern Sudan have been lost to cattle operations to meet herders demand I guess but this a time for GOSS to do something else with about.



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