Deforestation to be checked: Chainsaw machines must be registered before Feb 28

Deforestation to be checked: Chainsaw machines must be registered before Feb 28

Deforestation to be checked: Chainsaw machines must be registered before Feb 28

Written by Staff Writer

15 Feb, 2019 | 5:19 pm

Colombo (News 1st): The Ministry of Defence announced today (Feb 15), that all chainsaw machines must be registered with the Ministry of Defence before February 28th and a registration certificate should be obtained.

According to a decision taken by the Ministry of Defence on the orders of the President, it is mandatory to register all chainsaw machines being used in the country.

This is aimed at controlling deforestation caused by illegal felling of trees using chainsaw machines, and regulate the felling of trees.

Accordingly, all state-owned, semi-government, private-sector institution or privately owned chainsaw machines, should be produced at the nearest police station and a registration permit obtained.

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