About MTE

About MTE


Myanma Timber Enterprise Brief History

  • 1948. Independence regained. The State Timber Board (STB), precursor to MTE was formed for harvest and process non-teak hardwoods.
  • 1954. STB acquired the service of Mr.H.F Schewiertz to plan the development of wood based industries.
  • 1963. Hardwood marketing nationalized. So also was sawmilling in 1965.
  • 1974. STB reorganized and renamed as Timber Corporation (TC).
  • 1975 - 1985. Five projects completed with loans and grants from IDA , ADB and the Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA).
  • 1989 - up to. Transition to the market oriented economy. TC restructured and renamed as Myanma Timber Enterprise (MTE).



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