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Timber auctions temporarily suspended as illegal trading rises

Auctions for timber rejected by the Myanma Timber Enterprise (MTE), which are conducted by the Forest Department under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation, have been suspended since December 29, ministry officials confirmed. The auctions, which are typically held across the regions and states, have been temporarily suspended in an attempt to control […]

MTE to resume timber extraction from Taninthayi mountains

Caption: The Taninthayi mountain range where MTE will resume its timber extraction. Myanma Timber Enterprise will resume its activities to extract 17,000 tonnes of timber from Taninthayi mountain range. The timber will be taken from a protected public forest and forest reserve of Taninthayi mountain range. Some 2,000 tonnes of timber will be extracted from […]

MPs Investigate Validity of Coffee, Mulberry and Teak Plantations

In the past, forest lands in the Pyin Oo Lwin township of the Mandalay region had been taken over by military officials, retired civil servants, and entrepreneurs, to plant coffee, mulberry and teak. However no one actually knows whether these things were actually carried out. Therefore, some 15 Hluttaw members got together to lead the […]

Number of Tax payers reaches over 300,000 in this FY

The number of taxpayers reached over 300,000 as of the end of October in the 2016-2017 fiscal year, allowing the nation to increase tax revenues, said U Myint Thaung, Yangon Region minister for planning and finance. Over Ks2,005,895 million have been received from a total of 363,266 taxpayers from April to the end of October […]