Mining Surveys Underway in Chin

Surveys are being undertaken by a joint taskforce in response to applications for mining operations in Chin state, considered as the least developed state in Myanmar, according to the state government. The taskforce was formed with members from the general administration department, forestry department, planning department and water resource management department of Chin state. “We […]

Can EITI membership make resource revenues transparent?

It can be easy joining groups: The challenge is in seeing the membership through. Myanmar signed up to the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) on July 2. The agreement promotes openness and accountable management of revenues from natural resources, requiring annual disclosure of taxes and other payments by oil, gas and mining companies to governments. […]