Kachin State Authorities Continue Illegal Timber Seizures, Myanmar Official Says

Kachin state government authorities in northern Myanmar seized more than 20,000 metric tons (22,046 U.S. tons) of illegal timber near the country’s border with China over the last five years, a high-ranking forestry official said Thursday. Aung Naing, Kachin state minister of forestry and mines, told RFA’s Myanmar Service that authorities confiscated nearly 10,600 metric […]

New tolls to be charged on Ayeyarwady, Chindwin rivers

Six new toll stations will open along the Ayeyarwady and Chindwin rivers on December 1, according to an official. In addition to collecting fees, the stations will be charged with ensuring boats are in good condition and are driving according to the law. Fees will be set at K200 for a vessel less than 39 […]