Why such short notice for forestry concession applications?

Dear Editor,
I noticed with elation that the Baishan Lin forest is advertised. What I have a problem with is that it only advertised for two weeks and the closing date is this Friday. I have great problems with that. My group from North West only became aware of the ad this weekend.
We want to apply for both State Forest Permission (SFP) and State Forest Exploratory Permit (SFEP). It is impossible to do a proper application for Friday, especially SFEP.
Area normally advertises for at least one month and more before. Why two weeks now? Do the GFC already have preferred applicants in mind? I appeal to the minister and GFC to extend the application process for least 2 weeks more. Otherwise, it is just a sham.

Yours sincerely,
Saleem Hamid