Industry body aims to boost local steel production

To reduce Myanmar’s dependence on imported steel, plans are being made to increase local production with Chinese technology say industry officials. “Local steel consumption relies heavily on imports rather than local production as only 10 percent of what the local market needs is produced locally while the 90 percent is imported,” said U Tin Myint, […]

Myanmar jade industry gathers dust despite China-led boom

NAYPYITAW — The jade mining industry in Myanmar, one of the world’s richest sources of the gem, is scrambling to meet rising Chinese demand, sometimes at the cost of human lives. Yet this booming trade has not translated into growth beyond the dangerous work of extraction. In fact, Myanmar’s jade processing industry has languished, mainly […]