Halted jade mines to restart

The Ministry of Mines will open four jade mines in Kachin State at the end of the monsoon season, according to a ministry announcement on July 7. The move to reopen the mines comes as the 51st jade emporium in Nay Pyi Taw generated record sales. The four re-opened sites had been closed in 2012 […]

Jade Emporium Sales Soar to $3.4Bln

YANGON — Jade sales at Myanmar’s major gems emporium held in Naypyidaw last week have surpassed expectations and reached about 2.6 billion euro (US $3.4 billion), up from about 2 billion euro ($2.6 billion) last year, a Ministry of Mines official said. A senior official at Ministry’s Myanma Gems Enterprise told The Irrawaddy that some […]