Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has urged Saravane provincial authorities to attach importance to tackling illegal logging and timber smuggling and bring those law violators to punishment.
Prime Minister Thongloun paid a guidance visit to Saravane Province on Monday. He was warmly welcomed by Governor of Saravene Province Mr. Sisouvanh Vongchomesy and local authorities.
To ensure the natural resources are tapped in a sustainable way, the Saravane provincial authorities should do their utmost to stop illegal logging and timber smuggling, said Prime Minister Thongloun.
In March last year, Prime Minister Thongloun issued the Order No. 15 on Strengthening Strictness of Timber Harvest Management and Inspection, Timber Transport and Business in the battle to clamp down on the notorious illegal trade of logs and semi-finished products to neighbouring countries.
Source: Lao News Agency