Environment and natural resources

Environment and natural resources policy and administration

Tin Mining Company Accused of Polluting River Urged to Drop Defamation Charges

A tin-mining com­pany accused of polluting a river in Myanmar with toxic chemicals including arse­nic has come under fire from rights groups for su­ing a Thai journalist and his newspaper.Myanmar Pongpipat Co Ltd, a Thai company, has launched a criminal defamation suit against Pratch Rujivanarom ...

Tin Industry to Begin Reporting on Supply Chain Standards

Major tin produc­ers have agreed to begin report­ing on compliance with a new code of conduct start­ing from third-quarter 2017, an industry body said, seeking to boost supply chain credentials ahead of new Europe­an rules on responsible sourcing of ore.Keep reading  ...

Plastic-free zone campaign at Mt Zwe Ka Bin

The first plastic-free zone campaign will be held at Mount Zwe Ka Bin from March 11 to 14. The campaign, which will be held simultaneously with the Tabaung festival in Kayin State, will involve about 350 volunteers from various organisations, including the Hpa-an Students Union, student ...

Chinese paper calls opposition to Myanmar dams ‘extreme’

Opposition to Chinese-invested hydropower schemes in Myanmar is being orchestrated by “extreme” groups in the country and has been extremely damaging to joint investment projects, an influential Chinese newspaper wrote on Monday. Keep reading ...

Botahtaung jetty project terminated over environmental impact

THE construction of a multi-purpose jetty on Botahtaung Pagoda road in Yangon will be terminated due to its negative impacts on the environment, Transportation and Communications Union Minister U Thant Sin Maung said yesterday at the Pyithu Hluttaw.Keep reading ...

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