Invitations for timber tenders announced

Myanmar Timber Enterprise has invited open tenders for more than 1,000 tonnes of teak and hardwood logs to be sold on 21 October. The bid for tenders opened while MTE have set a target sale of 500,000 tonnes of teak, hardwood and sawed timber for domestic use in 2014-15. In April 2014, a ban on log timber exports was issued by the Burmese government to reduce teak wood extraction and deforestation.