Myanmar Forest Certification Committee (MFCC) has reformed its Committee structure. Itcontains representatives from the Ministry of Natural Resource and Environmental Conservation (MONREC), the private sectors and Environmental Conservation NGOs and CSOs. MFCC held the official launching of the Committee with the mandate of the Minister of MONREC at the Director General’s Office, Gygone, Yangon on 22nd September 2018. MONREC confirmed U Khin Mg Yi, Permanent Secretary for MONREC, as the new MFCC Chairman.
The Committee is comprised of:
|Chairman||MONREC/ Permanent Secretary|
|Member||Environmental Conservation NGO (Representative)|
|Member||Civil Society Organization(Representative)|
|Member||Timber Merchant Organization(Representative)|
|Member||Myanmar Timber Enterprise (MTE)/Managing Director|
|Member||Forest Department (FD)/Director General|
|Member||Union of Attorney General Office/Director|
|Member||Union Minister Office/Assistant Secretary|
|Member||Natural Forest and Plantation Division (FD)/Director|
|Member||Environmental Conservation Department/Director|
|Member||Extraction Department (MTE)/ Deputy General Manager|
|Member||Department of Labour (Ministry of Labour immigration and Population)/ Director|
|Member||Department of Research and Innovation (Ministry of Education)/ Director|
At the meeting the majority of the new MFCC members attended and MFCC confirmed the overall Committee membership status. Also the Committee verified the responsibilities and duties, the organizational structure of MFCC, along with funding costs and expenses. Moreover the committee received an update on the work on MFCC. This included progress on the third party verification system which MFCC has set up and also discussions on progress on the EU-FAO-FLEGT Programme. According to the meeting, the committee assigned U Shwe Kyaw, former chairman of MFCC, as the adviser and also U Bar Ber Cho as MFCC Secretary. You can download this article here.