Company sought to extract minerals in nation’s largest protected wilderness area in Putao Township
Myanmar Yang Tse Copper Limited has requested permission to do a ground inspection for a copper mine in the controversial Letpadaung area amid much local concern.
Though sales figures were down on previous emporiums, more lots were sold than expected.
The lawmakers say small-scale amber and gold mining would create jobs and is better for the environment than large, commercial operations that use heavy machinery.
The company was ordered to give up their mining license after failing to pay 2,032 kilograms of gold to the Natural Resources Ministry’s No. 2 Mining Enterprise.