Forest industry

Logging and timber

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

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

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

Attapeu announces auction of confiscated timber

ATTAPEU, Laos (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Attapeu province has announced the auction of timber seized by timber committees under the departments of Industry and Commerce.It has invited furniture associations, timber processing factories, furniture factories and timber businesses throughout the country to take part in the auction.More ...

News Desk

Laos, Thailand promote wooden art products through craft exchanges

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Wooden sculptural items made in Laos must rely on foreign markets for greater sales, a senior official of the National Institute of Fine Arts said yesterday.Dr Maysing Chanthaboutdy was speaking at the opening ceremony of a Lao-Thai cross-cultural craft workshop held ...

News Desk

Confiscated timber in Laos sold at auction

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Bids to purchase wood that was seized after being harvested illegally have generated more than 170.8 billion kip in revenue, the latest government report shows.Following a prime ministerial order that was issued in May 2016 banning the export of unfinished wood ...

Souksakhone Vaenkeo

Nation doubles export of finished timber products

The export of finished wood products increased by 107 percent in 2018 after the government banned the export of unfinished timber and promoted value-adding through the production of finished goods.Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith issued Executive Order No. 15 in 2016, imposing the ban and promoting ...

Times Reporters

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

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