Government probing logging claims

The Ministry of Environment is investigating collusion between state officials and timber traders in the country’s east, Environment Minister Say Sam Al said on May 11, three days after a report exposed industrial-scale illegal logging backed by Vietnamese traders in Ratanakkiri province. The minister’s comments ...

Vietnam stops nine overloaded trucks with illegal lumber

Authorities in Vietnam’s Gia Lai province have recently stopped at least nine overloaded timber trucks crossing into the country from the Kingdom, despite the Cambodian government ostensibly banning wood exports to its eastern neighbour, according to a Vietnamese news report. The report, published earlier this ...

Coffee sector looks for ways to adapt to climate change

Solutions to help coffee production adapt to climate change was the focus of discussion at a workshop held in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai on March 31. Looking into causes behind the unsustainable development of coffee at present, participants pointed out that small-scale production ...

Timber smuggling worries Kon Tum

Local residents are concerned about timber being smuggled on the Đắk Bla River in the Central Highland province of Kon Tum, after authorities failed to stop the illegal activity. Last Tuesday, local media reported that smugglers are using tyres to float timber on the Đắk ...

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