How does mining benefit Myanmar?

Author: Jan Dharmabandu is a mining engineer and a Chartered Environmentalist attached to Perth based Ensys Consultants. This article originally appeared in the Global New Light of Myanmar on 30th May 2017 as “What is & Why Mining: a Perspective from Myanmar”.   Each year about 5 billion tonnes of minerals are mined from the […]

Declining market threatens small-scale miners in jade central

The jade market in Hpakant,Kachin State, the jade central of Myanmar, has ground to a halt threatening the survival of small-scale mining companies, according to the merchants and locals. Low prices are being offered for high quality jade pieces,while lesser pieces are proving almost impossible to sell. “Despite clashes between the military and KIA (Kachin […]