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Fugitive Myanmar Gold Mining Executive Arrested in Thailand

YANGON—National Prosperity Company (NPC) chair U Soe Tun Shein was arrested in Thailand and extradited to Myanmar on Wednesday after more than a year on the run. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MONREC) found in 2018 that NPC had failed to comply with an order, issued the previous year, to suspend its […]

Mining Decentralisation in Myanmar Requires Better Implementation to Succeed

Recent reforms in Myanmar’s mining sector have given greater powers to states and regions. Following regulatory changes in 2018, the responsibility for issuing permits for artisanal and small-scale mines has shifted from Nay Pyi Taw to licensing boards overseen by state and regional governments. According to the mines law, artisanal mining refers to individuals working […]

Invitation for Opening Tender, No.(2) Mining Enterprise, Deadline: 17.7.2019

The Republic of the Union of Myanmar Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation No. (2) Mining Enterprise, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation invites to submit the tender quotation for the following materials. Sr. No. Materials Classifies Weight (MT) Location Tender Closing Date / Time Remark 1 Tin and Wolfram Mixed Concentrate 65.806 […]

Inle Lake Hotel Proposal Denied

In response to opposition from locals, the President’s Office has agreed not to proceed with an Inle Lake hotel project proposed by the son of former dictator Than Shwe. Last September, the President’s Office received a petition signed by more than 4,000 lakeside residents opposing plans by the Myanmar Naing Group, owned by U Tun […]

Gov’t Lifts Ban on Plantation Teak Exports

The Myanmar government will again allow the exportation of raw teak and timber from state and privately-owned plantations, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation deputy permanent secretary U Kyaw Zaw said, but a ban on raw teak and timber from natural forests will remain in place. U Kyaw Zaw said the decision was finalized […]

Illegal jade trade still thriving despite mining suspension

Myanmar jade is still being smuggled across the border to China in large quantities despite the government having suspended new licences for two years now, U Zaw Bo Khant, vice chair of the Myanmar Gems and Jewellery Entrepreneurs Association said at a gems forum last week. That implies the existence of a large and illegal […]

Invitation for Open Tender, No.(1) Mining Enterprise, Deadline: 2nd July, 2019

INVITATION FOR OPEN TENDER No.1/2019 (1) Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation, No.(1) Mining Enterprise Invites to submit the tender quotation sale open tender in the United State Dollars. (a) Cathode Copper (5000) M/T (15) Lot   Group (1) (1) Lot 100 Tonnes each, 5 Lot Monywa, Mine Site   Group (2) (1) Lot […]

A clean-up campaign for Yangon’s air pollution

The SHWEDAGON Pagoda was our first stop on a mission to gather data on air quality in various locations across Yangon, which began one Sunday morning in late March. The air quality in the commercial capital seemed to have deteriorated throughout the hot season, and we wanted to know how bad it was and what […]

Myanmar Aims to Harmonise Hotel Industry, Environment

The newfound political stability in Myanmar since the peaceful transition to democracy began two years ago has led to a boom in the country’s hotel industry, buoyed by the influx of tourists. But in the rush to construct more hotels to provide accommodation for the bourgeoning tourism sector, issues related to environment and environmental conservation […]

Government Orders Cut in Teak Production, Bans Private Timber Operations

YANGON — The government has ordered timber production be reduced by 40 percent in the 2017-18 fiscal year, while banning private timber operations altogether, according to the Naypyitaw Forestry Department. The department will oversee the production of only 15,000 tons of teak and 350,000 tons of hardwood from forests across the country. According to the […]