Environment and natural resources

Forests and forestry

Ministry, WWF-Laos kick off forest conservation project

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Department of Forestry and WWF-Laos have begun the Lao side of an ambitious project to protect the forests and wildlife of southern Laos and central Vietnam.The project will run for six years and cost EUR 3.3 million (over 32 billion kip) ...

Phomphong Laoin

Lao: Champassak city announces auction of confiscated timber

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The seized timber auction committee of Champassak city has invited furniture associations, timber processing factories, furniture factories and timber businesses across the country to an auction of confiscated timber.The government seized the wood up for sale after it was illicitly cut ...

News Desk
http://annx.asianews.network/content/lao-champassak-city-announces-auction-confiscated-timber-104984

Laos determined to strengthen forest governance: Partners

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Lao government has continued to combat illegal logging, and promote trade in legal timber products and sustainable forest management, according to the FLEGT Standing Office.As part of the continuous effort, multiple stakeholders from line ministries, civil society organisations, and the ...

News Desk
http://annx.asianews.network/content/laos-determined-strengthen-forest-governance-partners-104808

Savannakhet authorities seize illegal shipment of wood

Savannakhet provincial authorities last week stopped a container truck being driven by a Vietnamese national through Phin district into Vietnam, and confiscated illegally harvested timber stored inside the vehicle.Acting Director of the province’s Forestry Inspection Office, Mr Laty Phengsithai, told Vientiane Times that forest inspection officials stopped ...

Phomphong Laoin

Lao ministry allows more wood products for export

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Ministry of Industry and Commerce has revised the list of wood products approved for export so that Lao furniture makers can more easily sell their goods in local and overseas markets.The ministry has specified three main categories of wood product ...

News Desk
http://annx.asianews.network/content/lao-ministry-allows-more-wood-products-export-101523

Xieng Khuang cracks down on illegal logging and corrupt officials

Authorities in Xieng Khuang province are investigating more officials allegedly involved in taking bribes in connection with the illegal timber trade which has caused great damage to the nation.The provincial Governor, Mr Bounton Chanthaphone, told a news conference, which was held as part of a ...

Somsack Pongkhao

Amended Law on Forestry was approved by National Assembly (NA)

The newly draft Amended Law on Forestry was approved by National Assembly (NA) during the 7th Ordinary Session last week (on 14 June 2019).During the session, the NA members raised questions and comments about this newly draft amended Law on Forestry, especially about the Forest Use rights, ...

Bounsong InsideLaos
http://insidelaos.com/2019/06/14/9204/

Lao govt outlines forestry protection moves to lawmakers

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Preserving forests and promoting tree planting across the country are the main aims for amendment of the forestry law, a senior government official has said. Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Dr Lien Thikeo presented a draft amended forestry law for debate at ...

Somsack Pongkhao
http://annx.asianews.network/content/lao-govt-outlines-forestry-protection-moves-lawmakers-98462

Laos closes wood processing plants to comply with PM’s Order

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – More than 500 wood processing plants and family-based furniture workshops have been shut since the Prime Minister’s Order No. 15 was issued in 2016.Of the total 1,595 wood processing plants and furniture workshops functioning in Laos in 2016, only 1,086 plants ...

News Desk
http://annx.asianews.network/content/laos-closes-wood-processing-plants-comply-pm%E2%80%99s-order-98316

Lao NA queries govt plan to return forest cover to 70%

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The National Assembly has queried the government’s plan to return the country’s forest cover to 70 per cent by 2020 after observing a huge loss of forested areas over past decades.Large trees have been felled and protected areas intruded upon and ...

Somsack Pongkhao
http://annx.asianews.network/content/lao-na-queries-govt-plan-return-forest-cover-70-98314

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