After being shut due to Covid-19 restrictions, timber can once again be transported in Namibia.
According to The Namibian, the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism in Namibia, has resumed the issuing of permits for timber transportation in the country after they halted it in March 2020.
However, under new conditions, the export and transportation of timber is subject to conditions such as local supply and processing getting priority. The ministry will however not issue permits for unprocessed timber in accordance with set regulations.
According to environment commissioner, Timoteus Mufeti, permits will have conditions aimed at promoting sustainable utilisation of Namibian timber and forest resources as well as stimulating economic growth and employment creation in the country.
Mufeti further noted that timber at Walvis Bay will only be allowed for exportation if all documentation is in order and when the information on the permits is consistent.
Source: The Namibian