Mining to resume at suspended jade blocks

Jade mining at private blocks in Lonekhin and Hpakant, Kachin State, which had been temporarily suspended since July, have been permitted to resume this month, according to Myanmar Gems Enterprise, which is under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation. The suspension was ordered during the rainy season between July and September. While mining […]

Myanmar must establish cultivation of new plant species and seeds

Myanmar must build businesses in the cultivation of new plant species and seed production, Union Minister for Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation Dr Aung Thu said. “As the agriculture sector is the main driver of the country’s economy and food security, I urge businesses to carry out sustainable seed production and work with the […]

Heavy scrutiny on Chinese investments in Myanmar

YANGON: In Myanmar, opposition to Chinese-backed projects is mounting. Locals allege that Beijing is only interested in exploiting their natural resources, and new trade deals may lead to growing scrutiny over Beijing’s influence there. The suspended Myitsone dam development in northern Myanmar is just one example of how citizens have long been up in arms […]