Burmese Minister for Environmental Conservation and Forestry Win Tun received Robert Cekuta, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the US State Department, on Wednesday morning when the pair discussed the development of Burma’s mineral resources and renewable energy, water and food security and their sustainable development, according to state-run media. In addition to EITI membership, bilateral …
Sculptors who work with wood may soon have easier access to raw material. The government’s Myanmar Timber Enterprise (MTE) is planning to start a tender bidding system to conveniently sell wood to sculptors, as there is currently no direct channel for business with artists.
Burma’s Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry announced six months ago that a ban on the export of raw timber will go into effect on 1 April 2014. The Myanmar Timber Merchants Association has requested that foreign timber merchants cooperate with the government to stop illegal exports.
Govt to hand decision regarding the Myitsone project to new Environment Ministry, offering hope of a rethink on the controversial dam