Licenses for over 300 mining blocks in Lonekhin, Hpakant to expire in September

A total of 321 mining blocks in Lonekhin, Hpakant will expire next month, it is learnt from an announcement released by Myanmar Gems Enterprise under the Ministry of Mines.

The blocks in Lonekhin, Hpakant were granted a work permit for five to seven years whereas 83 blocks in Kannee were permitted starting in 2011.

Similarly, 155 blocks in Moenyin was permitted in 2011. Additionally, 32 blocks in Mogok were allowed to mine in 2013 and 13 blocks in Mong Hsu Township was permitted in the same year.

There was no announcement relating to an extension plan for the expired blocks. The expired blocks in Hpakant will not be granted permission for extension.There will be no new permits for mining blocks, officials said.

The permits that will expire in September are for 38 mining blocks in Lonekhin, Hpakant, 83 blocks in Kannee, 155 blocks in Moe Nyin, 32 blocks in Mogok and 13 blocks in Mong Hsu, it is learnt.

Source: Global New Light of Myanmar

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