Over 1,160 tonnes of illegal timber seized across Myanmar


YANGON (Xinhua): Myanmar authorities seized over 1,160 tonnes of illegal timber across Myanmar in two weeks, according to a statement from the Forest Department under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation on Wednesday (Jan 20).

The seizures were made in the country's regions, states and Nay Pyi Taw Union Territory on Jan. 4-17.

The seized illegal timbers include 239.3 tonnes of teak, 202.3 tonness of hardwood and 718.5 tonnes of other types of timbers, the statement said.

During the period, 125 offenders were charged in connection with the cases, along with the seizure of 75 vehicles and machinery.

Meanwhile, the Forest Department has been making efforts to crack down on illegal logging and trading of forest products as well as to implement tree plantation projects in substitution.

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