Govt to continue fight against illegal timber

The government is planning further crackdowns on the illegal timber trade in northern Myanmar, a senior government official says, and also plans to reduce legal logging in the coming years. In April 2014, the government banned exports of raw timber to encourage job creation, maximise the value of forestry resources and help to conserve Myanmar’s […]

Myanmar and China to crack down on illegal timber trade

The Myanmar and Chinese authorities plan to crack down on illegal timber trading routes along their long mutual border. The decision was made at a meeting attended by senior officials from the forestry ministries of the two countries held at the Grand Amara Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw on January 13. U Pyae Sone Oo, […]

Timber smuggling continues despite higher fees

Transport fees for trucks smuggling Tamalan timber to China have reached Ks 10 million according to truck drivers on the Mandalay-Muse route. “Trucks with 10 or 12 wheels attached with iron bodied container are used. When the Chinese buyers come, they pay Ks 9 million and an oil barrel,” said one truck driver on the […]