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Myanmar to allow private plantations to export timber

The government will allow trees grown in plantations owned by the private sector and state-owned companies to be harvested for their timber and exported. Myanmar Timber Enterprise general manager U NyiNyi Tun confirmed to reporters on June 11 in Nay Pyi Taw that the government has decided to ease restrictions on exports for these timber […]

Gov’t Lifts Ban on Plantation Teak Exports

The Myanmar government will again allow the exportation of raw teak and timber from state and privately-owned plantations, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation deputy permanent secretary U Kyaw Zaw said, but a ban on raw teak and timber from natural forests will remain in place. U Kyaw Zaw said the decision was finalized […]

Log exports to be permitted to lure timber plantations

The Forest Department under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation has been planning to permit the export of logs harvested from private timber plantations, U Tin Tun, director of the Forest Department, told The Myanmar Times. To protect the environment and prevent deforestation, Myanmar in April 2014 banned the export of whole logs […]

Myanmar to resume timber extraction

Myanmar will produce 15,000 tons of teak in the timber extraction season this year, said Kyaw Kyaw Lwin, Deputy Director-General of Forest Department at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation, at a round-table discussion on the State economy pertaining to the forest sector. “The ministry has been carrying out timber extraction from natural […]

Charcoal production in Myeik on the rise, spurred by higher domestic demand, illegal exports

The production and sale of charcoal in Myanmar has been on the rise in recent years and not just because of domestic demand. Based on an investigative trip to Myeik, Tanintharyi Region, recently, The Myanmar Times learned that a large, unrecorded volume of charcoal is being illegally exported to Thailand. In Yangon, demand for charcoal […]

Shwe Maung Mountain Squatters to be Sued

A list has been compiled to sue squatters who live on Shwe Maung Mountain in Taunggyi township, southern Shan State, said a Taunggyi township City Development Committee official. “This land is under government’s management according to the state government’s investigation. That’s why a list has been compiled with the cooperation of several departments to prosecute those […]

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 […]