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Restored Pegu Club Receives Heritage Trust Blue Plaque

The 136-year old teak clubhouse and former gentlemen’s club during colonial rule, the Pegu Club was awarded a Blue Plaque by the Yangon Heritage Trust on Thursday at a ceremony attended by the trust’s founder, U Thant Myint U, Yangon Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein and secretary of the Myanmar Investment Commission U Aung Naing […]

Invitation for Open Tender, Myanma Timber Enterprise, Export Marketing & Milling Department

1. 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 – (21-3-2019)(09:00)A.M EX-SITE HARDWOOD LOG ONLY (22-3-2019) (09:00)A.M YANGON & EX-SITE TEAK/HARDWOOD (LOG AND CONVERSION) (25-3-2019) (12:00) Noon YANGON TEAK LOG ONLY […]

Invitation for Open Tender of Teak & Hardwood, Myanma Timber Enterprise, Audition Date 24,25 and 28 Jan 2019

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 -(24-1-2019) (09:00) A.M Ex-Site Hardwood Log Only (25-1-2019) (09:00) A.M Yangon & Ex-Site  Teak/Hardwood (Log and Conversion) (28-1-2019) (12:00) A.M Yangon Teak Log […]

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 […]

Myanma timber enterprise, Export marketing & milling department, Invitation for open tender

1. 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 (24-5-2018) (09:00)A.M Yangon & ex-site hardwood log only (25-5-2018) (09:00)A.M Yangon & ex-site teak/hardwood(log and Conversion) (28-5-2018) (12:00)Noon Yangon teak log only […]

Major Dutch timber company found guilty of dealing in illegal teak

Dutch company Boogaerdt Hout has been found guilty of violating the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR) for placing illegal Burmese teak on the market. The company has two months in which to clear its supply chain of illegal wood. An investigation has revealed a major Dutch timber company placed illegally sourced teak from Myanmar on […]

Myanma Timber Enterprise Export Marketing & Milling Department Invitation for Open Tender Closing Date 25 September 2017

1. 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 (22-9-2017) (12;00) Noon (25-9-2017) (12;00) Noon (b) Commodities & Volume -Teak Logs About (2090) Tons -Teak Conversion About (386) Tons -Hard Wood […]

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 […]

Timber industry faces challenges in the voluntary partnership agreement process in forest governance

“The government has concerns and the fact that is does not have the trust of multiple stakeholders is a challenge for the process. “Every change implies sacrificing the interests of certain people, or things, for a certain time but it will be a benefit in the long run, resulting in a sustainable enterprise,” he said. […]