Government to Tackle Legal Timber Docs

Timber exporters are scrambling to respond to the conviction in a Swedish court of a company accused of importing Myanmar teak without sufficient proof that it was legally traded. The importer, Almatra Nordic, had been prosecuted under the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR), which bans placing illegal or high risk wood on the EU market. The company had […]

Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry to invite EOI to invest in Private Forest Plantation Program; Closing Date: June 16th, 2015

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE UNION OF MYANMAR MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY FOREST DEPARTMENT NAY PYI TAW Invitation for Express of Interest (EoI) in Submission of OPEN TENDER to invest in Private Forest Plantation Program 1. Express of Interest is invited to the interested individuals, […]

Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry to invite open tender to invest in Private Forest Plantation Program; Closing Date: October 23rd, 2014

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list Government of The Republic of The Union Of Myanmar Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry Forest Department Nay Pyi Taw Invitation for Expressions of Interest (EoI) in Submission of OPEN TENDER to invest in Private Forest Plantation Program 1. Expression of Interest is invited to the interested individuals, […]

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 […]

Tender to setup Ecological Resort at Lampi Marine Botanical National Garden, Waralae Island, Mergui Archipelago. Closing Date: 30th May, 2014

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry Forest Department Invitation for Proposed Tender to set up Nature Based Resort 1. Local and foreign investors are invited to submit the tender proposal for bidding the Waralae Island (Area=3920 Acres), the land area owned by Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry […]

Have we destroyed Mother Nature’s gift beyond repair?

A recent news report stated that illegal logging is decreasing in Shan State. It also reported that illegal logging has been clamped down with the army’s assistance. Moreover, we have also learned that the Forest Department distributed three teak saplings to each household in Kywebwe town last month to encourage people’s participation in their afforestation […]