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Expiring mine permits should be renewed under new gemstone policy: insiders

Mining permits for some 1000 jade and gemstone blocks across Myanmar will expire this month, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MONREC). Half the mines are located in Hpakant and Lone Khin and operated by Myanmar Imperial Jade Company, while a third are in Maw Lu- Maw Han, by Chaow Brothers […]

Dialogue on Pakbaeng Hydropower Project Begins

CHIANG RAI PROVINCE, Thailand (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The first dialogue meeting of the Pakbaeng Hydropower Project on the Mekong River yesterday took place to further react with the recommendations raised by the Mekong River Commission in regards to the PNPCA process of the project. Officials from the Thailand National Mekong Committee Secretariat (TNMCS) and Lao […]

Eumeralla expects mining permit this year

Australian mining firm Eumeralla Resources expects to receive a permit to explore for tin and tungsten in Kayah State by September of this year – three years after it first applied, the firm announced this week. The company expects the exploration permit to be granted in the second or third quarter of this year, it […]