Union Minister U Khin Maung Yi visit wood-based industrial zone in Yangon

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Union Minister for Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation U Khin Maung Yi and officials visited the Wood-based Industry Department in South Dagon Wood-Based Industrial Zone, Myanma Timber Enterprise and inspected the No (10) Furniture Factory yesterday morning in Yangon.
During the visit, the General Manager of the Wood-Based Industrial Zone explained the background history of the industry and cooperation with Prowess Myanmar Company Limited to export furniture.
The Union Minister said in resource extraction, priority is given to forest protection, and only the minimum demand is being extracted, adding exports of logs have been suspended since 2014 and logging in Bago Yoma has been suspended for ten years.
In the 2021-2022 FY, logging will be suspended for one year. For the development of the wood-based industry, more value-added wood products will be produced. The department and the company must work together in teamwork to export to foreign markets.
The Union Minister asked about the technology of wood finishing machines, the market and current situation, and coordinated the needs.
The Union Minister visited Century Myanmar Private Limited Sawmill in East Dagon Township, inspected the operation condition of the factory and gave necessary orders.
Afterwards, he arrived at the National Wood Industry Ltd Teak processing factory, and the Managing Director of the factory explained the working condition of the factory, the current situation of Myanmar Wood-based industries, exports from Myanmar and the development of Myanmar’s future Wood-based industry sector and the Union Minister coordinated as necessary. — MNA

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