Indonesian Firm to Start Mining Project in Southern Burma
By The Irrawaddy 5 February 2014
PT Timah, one of Indonesia’s biggest mining companies, said it is close to receiving a 10,000 hectare concession to mine tin and tungsten reserves in southern Burma’s Tenasserim Division, The Jakarta Post reports. “We have already obtained forestry- and agriculture-related recommendations. Hopefully we will secure the [mining] site recommendation this month, so that we can begin the exploration in June,” Timah President Director Sukrisno was quoted as saying. The state-back company said it planned to complete exploration in six months and begin mining in 2015, adding that PT Timah also plans to build a US $12-million smelter facility in Burma.