Narinjara News


Ban On Private Timber Mills By MI At Sandoway

Sandoway, February 10
: Recently, military intelligence (MI) personnel cancelled the permits of 20 timber mills at Sandoway, in Arakan province. The mills were under private ownership and their operations were ceased, reports our correspondent.

The motive behind this ban was due to an initiative taken by MI-18, to take over all the business in timber milling, in order to procure timber at a cheap rate, which is urgently required for the construction of large bungalows at Ngapali tourist centre.

Presently, Chan Myit, a non-commission captain of MI has installed 6 timber mills at Zi Fru Goon and Lan Tha villages under Sandoway Township and is supplying the required amount of timber to meet local demand.

Among the owners who lost the permits are U Thin Tun, U Maung Ni, U Foe Thant. These permits were originally given to them by the military government.

The timber mills run by MIS are selling a ton of timber to local people at Kyat 16,0000 as well as supplying timber for the construction of hotels and guesthouses for the government tourist industries at Ngapali Beach at kyat 80,000.#

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