Timber group replaces sub-contractors with service providers

This comes after it previously said no more sub-contracts would be issued. It announced that the decision to hire service providers was due to the MTE’s capacity limits. Experts have questioned the differences between sub-contractors and service providers and argued that transparency is essential in any reformed processes. Last year, the MTE announced that it […]

Myanmar to resume teak production at limited volumes

Myanmar Forestry Authority has informed in the next fiscal year (2017-18 fiscal year), Myanmar will resume teak and hardwood production. Production targets are expected to reach 270,000 tons. Logging was halted last year following excessive deforestation in previous years. The resumption of log harvesting in the next fiscal year under certain limit is aimed at […]

MTE Invitation for open tender of teak and hardwood. Date 24th & 26th June 2016

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list MYANMA TIMBER ENTERPRISE EXPORT MARKETING & MILLING DEPARTMENT INVITATION FOR OPEN TENDER MYANMA TIMBER ENTERPRISE WILL SELL TEAK & HARDWOOD ROUND LOGS AND SAWN TIMBERS BY OPEN TENDERS IN US DOLLARS. PARTICULARS OF THE OPEN TENDER SALES ARE AS FOLLOWS: (a) DATE & TIME – (24-6-2016) (12;00)Noon  (27-6-2016) […]

Timber smuggling on the rise in Kachin, Sagaing

From the beginning of 2014-2015 FY till January, more than 41,271 tonnes of timber and over 12,000 wood logs were seized from Chinese smugglers in Kachin State, according to the Forestry Department. It is also reported that huge amount of timber smuggling occurs in Kachin State and Sagaing Region. According to the Forestry Department, nearly […]

750,000 Tonnes of Left Logs to Be Sold Via Open Tenders

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list More than half a million tonnes of logs which are left at wood yards throughout Myanmar following a state-imposed log export ban will be up for sale soon through open tenders, a minister said. As the government enforced a ban on exports of raw timber from April 1, […]

Myanmar to produce 186,650 tons of teak in this year

Myanmar is planning to produce 186,650 tons of teak during this fiscal year, said Win Tun, Minister for Environmental Conservation and Forestry, at the Parliament session on July 29. The amount is about 80,000 tons less than last year production, he said. The ministry’s policy is to permit teaks and other trees with similar growth […]