Padaung Township forest reserve to extract about 4,000 tons of teak in current fiscal


About 4,000 tons of teak will be extracted from the Rakhine Yoma forest reserve, Padaung Township, Pyay District, Bago Region in the 2019-2020 financial year.
“We are logging teak systematically. We don’t log every tree without any discrimination whatsoever. We are logging with the permission of the Forest Department. We are logging the trees by viewing forest points. To cover the logging of trees, we will plant trees at the same time,” said an official from Padaung Township involved in timber extraction.
“In accordance with negotiations with the Myanma Timber Enterprise this year, we plan to produce 4,000 tons of hardwood. We have informed we will mark 3,334 trees. We will mark trees at the No 47 and No 48 farms in the Buyoe forest reserve this year. We marked trees on the No 47 farm and the trees were logged as targeted. So, we left No 48 for timber extraction,” said an official from the Padaung Township Forest Department.
Timber extraction was resumed from this year with the help 100 labourers, 43 logging elephants, six vehicles from the forest department, six hired vehicles, four logging vehicles, three bulldozers, and one grader. Although timber extraction was stopped in the 2016-2017FY, about 5,000 tons of teak were produced in the 2018-2019FY. This year, only 4,000 tons of teak will be produced, said officials. —Myat Thu (Translated by Hay Mar)

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