British mining firm Aurasian poised to enter Kachin State

The British mining firm Aurasian Minerals Plc is reported to be waiting for “security clearance” before entering Kachin State’s Hpakant area, renowned for its jade, according to a report by Kachin News on April 6. The firm announced in an update to shareholders in January that this past December it had delivered “three applications for […]

Myitsone Dam Project on Hold, but Far From Dead

Back in September 2011 when President Thein Sein issued a decree ordering that construction of the Myitsone dam “be suspended in the time of our government,” the announcement was met with widespread applause both internationally and at home. The ambitious project, which involves building a 152-meter-tall hydroelectric dam at the confluence of the two rivers […]

Muse economic zone gets green light

The development of a 288-acre Special Economic Zone in Muse, Shan State, has been announced at a joint shareholder meeting of Myanmar construction companies Great Hawkham Public and New Star Light on June 15, according to state-run The New Light of Myanmar. The urbanization project is likely to sit on the bank of the Shweli […]