Standing Orders for Extraction Staff (SOS)


          The extraction department of MTE is the responsible division of timber harvesting for the supply of logs both for local and export demands. In order to run the process of extraction activities smoothly, the whole department is comprised of one head office located in Yangon and (45) extraction/ rafting agencies throughout the country. Various sections are sub-divided for the matters of human/ elephant/ mechanical strength and management, budget, planning, and work. All of the staff has to abide/ intimate with all of the rules /regulations/ order/ instructions by its own department in addition to Forests Laws and Rules. The “Standing Orders for Extraction Staffs” known as “SOS” are prescribed for the staff to facilitate the office matters as well as the harvesting operations.

         The SOS includes the procedures for the general office matters, pre/ during/ post-harvest plans, extraction of logs, yeleiking (facilitating smooth flow of dry teak logs in the streams ), aunging ( straightening congested logs ), neap counting ( counting logs stranded along floating streams ), railing of logs, rafting and management of main river depots, employing, store management, care and management of timber working elephants, maintenance of trucks, loader, dozer, etc., and mechanical logging and so on.

For the public, the SOS in detail can be read here.

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