Government will not open forests to logging companies: MTE

Myanmar Timber Enterprise will carry out logging by itself and will not allow private companies to fell and take trees from Myanmar forests, Union Minister U Ohn Win told the Pyithu Hluttaw yesterday. Works are underway to halt the extraction of teak and other hardwood and reduce the annual allowable cut (AAC), said the Union […]

Second phase of Thilawa SEZ now underway

The second phase of the Thilawa Special Economic Zone has just been initiated on a 2000 hectare plot in Kyauktan Township, 20 km southeast of Yangon. Organisers of the industrial project are currently undertaking an environmental and social assessment to see how the development will impact local surrounding areas. “What we’re doing now is to […]

Thilawa impact studies will be released in full

The environmental and social assessments conducted for phase two of the Thilawa Special Economic Zone will be made available to the public in their entirety, said reps from the Japanese and Myanmar companies tasked with the project. ERM-Environmental Resources Management (Japan) Limited and Myanmar’s E-Guard Environmental Services Co made the promise to residents at an […]