The Ministry of Natural Resources & Environment (NRE) was established on March 27, 2004 following the formation of a new cabinet by the Prime Minister.
NRE had undertaken few departments from four ministries :
Department of Director General of Lands and Mines (JKPTG), Department of Survey & Mapping Malaysia (JUPEM) and National Institute of Land and Survey (INSTUN) from Ministry of Land and Co-operative Development (KTPK). Forestry Department Peninsular Malaysia (JPSM), Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) and Minerals and Geoscience Department Malaysia (JMG) from Ministry of Primary Industries (KPU).
Department of Environment (JAS) and Department of Wildlife & National Parks Peninsular Malaysia (PERHILITAN) from Ministry of Science Technology and Environment (MOSTI).
Department of Irrigation and Drainage (JPS) and National Hydraulic Research Institute of Malaysia (NAHRIM) from Ministry of Agriculture (MOA)
NRE is responsible for :
Natural resources management.
a. Forest management.
b. Irrigation and drainage management.
c. Wildlife management.
d. Minerals management.
Conservation and management of environment and shelters.
a. Environmental conservation.
b. Marine park management.
Management of land survey and mapping administration.
a. Land management and administration.
b. Land surveying.
c. Mapping processing.
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