EU eyes investment into Myanmar’s mining sector

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natural_resources_myanmarSome EU countries are planning to sign an agreement with Myanmar’s ministry of mines to start investing in Myanmar’s mining industry.

“If EU countries are working in Myanmar’s mining industry, it will be beneficial for Myanmar because they [EU countries] have higher technology than the Chinese who are exploring in Myanmar now,” said Mining Department Director Win Htein.

Myanmar has found minerals in more than 200 townships, according to the vice president of the Myanmar Federation of Mining Association. Among them, only seven kinds of minerals are profitable. Other 18 kinds of rare minerals such as gold, uranium and platinum are limited to explore.

At present, Myanmar is amending laws to improve the mining sector and the mining bill has been currently been submitted to parliament. If the parliament enacts the bill, it can create better prospects for the foreign investment, Deputy Minister for Mining Than Tun Aung said.

Analysts say that there are people who need to depend on permits, recommendation letters, and licenses to explore for potential mining opportunities. There is no guarantee as of yet to exploration and some legislators do not point out the laws for mega mining projects with a long time plan.

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Some EU countries are planning to sign an agreement with Myanmar’s ministry of mines to start investing in Myanmar’s mining industry.

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natural_resources_myanmarSome EU countries are planning to sign an agreement with Myanmar’s ministry of mines to start investing in Myanmar’s mining industry.

“If EU countries are working in Myanmar’s mining industry, it will be beneficial for Myanmar because they [EU countries] have higher technology than the Chinese who are exploring in Myanmar now,” said Mining Department Director Win Htein.

Myanmar has found minerals in more than 200 townships, according to the vice president of the Myanmar Federation of Mining Association. Among them, only seven kinds of minerals are profitable. Other 18 kinds of rare minerals such as gold, uranium and platinum are limited to explore.

At present, Myanmar is amending laws to improve the mining sector and the mining bill has been currently been submitted to parliament. If the parliament enacts the bill, it can create better prospects for the foreign investment, Deputy Minister for Mining Than Tun Aung said.

Analysts say that there are people who need to depend on permits, recommendation letters, and licenses to explore for potential mining opportunities. There is no guarantee as of yet to exploration and some legislators do not point out the laws for mega mining projects with a long time plan.

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