Sagaing minister slams mining law

The Sagaing Region minister for agriculture and livestock criticised the Mining Law for being weak. Kamzar Mone said the gold miners that operated recklessly continued their work after paying fines, and he claimed the law had flaws and needed reforms. “The fines for a gold miner for violating the law range from Ks500,000 (US$370) to […]

Timber export volumes may fall when new regulation introduced

Export volumes may fall when new regulation introduced The MyanmarTimes has reported that a spokesperson from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation, U Win Zaw, has said the volume of timber that can be exported is likely to decline beginning May this year. The news item says “Only timber cut from logs sold […]

Myanmar: building the most beautiful ship on the Ayeyarwaddy

A new all-suite river ship, the creation of local craftsmen, sets sail on the Irrawaddy in Myanmar next month There is no greater confirmation of the current status of Myanmar as the planet’s leading adventure travel destination than Jeremy Clarkson’s BBC television special earlier this year, in which the Top Gear presenter raced 10-ton trucks […]