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Canadian company to pursue lithium exploration in Myanmar

AsiaBaseMetals Inc announced its entry into the Myanmar mining sector last week. The Canada-based miner will focus on mining lithium and has already obtained the necessary documents that will enable it to submit investment proposals to the Myanmar Investment Commission. Once submitted and if approved, AsiaBaseMetals will be the first company to venture into the […]

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 […]

Consultation on draft mining EIA guidelines begins

Comments are invited on the two draft documents intended to guide those undertaking Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA), Initial Environment Examinations (IEE) and Environmental Management Plans (EMP) for the mining sector, including gemstones and jade, before June 15. This serves as part of efforts from the Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MRCB) to follow up the […]