Updated version of timber tracking system SUMAL launched in Romania
The updated version of Romania’s timber tracking system SUMAL was put into use on the night of January 30, the Environment Ministry announced. The authorities say that SUMAL 2.0 will discourage illegal logging and bring multiple benefits to the entire forestry sector.
“In addition to significant improvements in terms of tracking the wood, the new system includes an extensive process to debureaucratize the sector by removing several records and documents, as well as by automating data flows that, until now, were done manually,” the Environment Ministry said.
By Sunday, January 31, at 14:00, over 20,000 users and over 9,000 economic agents registered in the new system, the ministry also announced. At the same time, more than 5,800 vehicles and 4,179 warehouses were also registered in SUMAL 2.0, and 34 transport permits were issued.
“Our colleagues from across the country offer support to the economic agents for the correct use of the new SUMAL. For them, a national call center was opened at the telephone number 0314337799,” the ministry said.
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