Extractive industries

Minerals and mineral products

Give back our alabaster mining sites: residents

Sakyin area residents in Madaya township, Mandalay Region, have urged the government to award more locals, and not companies, with permits for alabaster production.Keep reading ...

Proposed Gold Tax Cut to 1% After Lobbying From Industry

Gold buyers will now only have to pay a one percent tax, down from the planned three per­cent, after the Myanmar Gold Trader Association argued that the rate would hurt the gold market.The one percent tax only applies to finished prod­ucts such as jewellery, rather ...

Investigation reveals gold mining destruction in Myanmar

A lengthy investigation published by Radio Free Asia is putting the spotlight on the disastrous effects of the poorly regulated gold mining industry in Myanmar.From unprecedented environmental destruction to the human toll of low-paying and hazardous jobs, RFA’s multimedia story delves deeply into the consequences ...

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