Regulations for household furniture transport to be relaxed
Transport of household furniture manufactured and sold by accredited
timber dealers registered under Forest Conservation Department
islandwide will be relaxed, Environmental and Environmental Resources
Minister Patali Champika said.
This facility was in existence in the past and was later cancelled as
per instruction from the Attorney General on October 10, 2005. This had
caused inconvenience in the transportation of timber and the Ministry
was inundated with complaints to relax the regulations.
The Minister had then made several discussions with the dealers and
had issued a circular to enable the forest rangers to issue permits to
transport these items as from July 31, 2007. This step had greatly
reduced the inconvenience faced in the issuance of transport permits.
However, the Minister has further relaxed the regulation by allowing
the transportation of all the furniture manufactured using this timber
and a gazette notification to this effect will be out shortly.