Environment and natural resources

Forests and forestry

Feasibility study for Forestry and Eco Agriculture project gets underway

The government has given the green light to Jia Run Agricultural Development Co., Ltd. to carry out a feasibility study for an ecological agriculture development project in Sanamxay district, Attapeu province. the company planned to operate the project on area of 5,000 hectares, as a ...

Viengdavanh Banphahaksa

Illegal logging remains an issue despite PM’s order

Although the Prime Minister’s Order relating to control of the timber industry is being strictly enforced, illegal logging continues to be of great concern although it has declined in recent years.In 2020, more than 2,600 cubic metres of illegally harvested wood and over 290 tonnes ...

Somsack Pongkhao

Laos to earn revenue from sale of carbon credit next year

The people of Khongxedon district and surrounding areas in Saravan province will have better opportunities for healthcare and medical treatment thanks to the US government’s support for the renovation of facilities at Khongxedon district hospital.Keep reading   ...

Times Reporter

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/

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