Tourism Pro: ‘What We Need Is Stability’

Burma expected to receive at least five million tourists in 2015, but so far there have only been about two million arrivals. This week the Irrawaddy spoke with Aung Myat Kyaw, chairman of the Union of Myanmar Travel Association, about tourism prospects for this year. Estimates have placed tourist figures for this year around five […]

Tin shipments from Myanmar declined in July

The shipments of tin ore and concentrate from Myanmar to China declined slightly during the month of July this year. The customs data indicates that Chinese imports from Myanmar during the month totaled 20,095 tonnes in gross weight. BEIJING (Scrap Monster): The Chinese imports of tin ore and concentrate from Myanmar witnessed marginal decline during […]

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 […]