Write on Thursday, 15 January 2015 Published in Trade
Myanmar and China are said to be stepping up efforts to clamp down on the illegal timber trade. Seized timber in Kachin State on February 22, 2014. Photo: Mizzima
 Myanmar and China are said to be stepping up efforts to clamp down on the illegal timber trade. Seized timber in Kachin State on February 22, 2014. Photo: Mizzima

The Myanmar and Chinese authorities plan to crack down on illegal timber trading routes along their long mutual border.

Write on Friday, 09 January 2015 Published in Environment
Media reports say 100 foreigners and 20 Myanmar nationals have been arrested at the beginning of January in connection with illegal logging in Kachin State. Aerial view of logging trucks in Kachin State in January 2015. Photo: Ministry of Defence
 Media reports say 100 foreigners and 20 Myanmar nationals have been arrested at the beginning of January in connection with illegal logging in Kachin State. Aerial view of logging trucks in Kachin State in January 2015. Photo: Ministry of Defence

More than 100 foreigners and 20 Myanmar nationals have been arrested for illegal logging in an area of Kachin State near the border with China, media reports said on January 6.

Write on Thursday, 08 May 2014 Published in Environment

The Tatmadaw and the forestry police have been assisting with efforts to intercept timber being illegally exported to China from throughout upper Myanmar, a senior official with the Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry told Mizzima on May 7.

Write on Friday, 25 October 2013 Published in Environment

The Myanmar local military authorities have arrested 31 timber smugglers along with some small firearms and ammunition in a special operation against illegal logging and timber smuggling in Mansi, northernmost Kachin state, state media reported Friday.