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 […]

Logging to Stop for 10 Years in Bago Yoma Ranges to Rehabilitate Forests

​​ Logging will be stopped for at least 10 years in the Bago Yoma range, which is rich in teak timber, according to director-general of natural resources and the environment Dr Nyi Nyi Kyaw. A 2015 FAO report found that forest coverage had dipped to only 42.92 per cent of the country’s lands, and Myanmar […]