Forests and forestry

Forest policy and administration

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

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

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

WWF, Lao Officials Review Forest Use

(KPL) Provincial officials and community leaders met with the World Wide Fund for Nature in Laos (WWF-Laos) in Phiang district, Xayaboury Province on Feb 7, 2019 to review the outcome of the survey and mapping of household land use and holdings, income, and other socio-economic ...


Gov’t Agencies Discuss New MIOC Decision On Timber Management

(KPL) The government agencies held a national consultation workshop to discuss the final draft of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MOIC)’s decision on the management and monitoring of timber input in wood processing and trade sector on Jan 10.More ...

KPL editor

Thousand of sawmills closed, hundreds of wrongdoers penalised: PM

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith told the National Assembly (NA) yesterday that 1,545 small-scale wood processing plants and businesses that had been operating illegally had been shut down nationwide. Some 702 people were found to be involved in the illegal operation of the plants and businesses ...

Souksakhone Vaenkeo

Huaphanh destroyed illegal wildlife imports

(KPL) Last week, Officials from Xamneua Agriculture and Forestry office, Provincial Department of Industry and Trade, Provincial Department of Finance and relevant entities have destroyed wildlife products which were seized from illegal imports.More ...


Massive tree planting campaign underway for Arbour Day  

Authorities in charge have announced an ambitious plan to plant trees on 27,000 hectares this year in an attempt to increase forest cover and mark the annual National Arbour Day, which falls on June 1.More ...

Souksakhone Vaenkeo 

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