Logging and timber
Illegal logging in Laos hinders government’s forestation goals
Illegal logging, concessions to private developers and agricultural encroachment on forest lands are jeopardizing Laos’s goal of achieving 70% forest cover density by 2035.That’s according to a recent survey by Laos’s Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, which pointed to an increase in illegal logging in ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...