In Hkamti, the slow death of a river

Upper Myanmar’s Chindwin River, a tributary to the great Ayeyarwady, is choking to death – on gold. As it flows through Sagaing Region’s Hkamti township, rich in natural treasures, it is fouled with red sludge and spoil, the ruins of former and active mines and diggings. The villages of Hman Bin, Phaung Sai, Kaung Hmu, […]

Myanmar Annual Gems Emporium Kicks off in Nay Pyi Taw

An annual Myanmar gems emporium was opened in Nay Pyi Taw Saturday for its golden jubilee. Some originally-scheduled interim special gem sales and mid- year event were also stopped over the period following the suspension of jade mining work in Pha-Kant, northernmost Kachin state since May 2012 when armed conflicts between the government forces and […]