The Myanmar newspaper Daily Eleven informed that the national forestry agency Myanma Timber Enterprise (MTE) has plans to resume the harvesting this year after the year-long logging moratorium. According to the media, MTE will harvest 17,000 tons in the Taninthari Region in south western Myanmar. It has been reported that trees above the minimum girth limit have already been marked for felling.

The plan outlined in the press suggests MTE will sub- contract the logging since MTE does not have the sufficient harvesting capacity. If this is the case then it would contradict earlier statements that suggested no sub- contracting will be permitted.
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