Myanmar’s mining debate: Suffering from flawed definitions?

Author: Jan Dharmabandu (Mining Engineer) I am just about to finish my short assignment in Myanmar. During that six months I saw frustration and confusion in almost every stage of mine life cycle -exploration, mine development and operation -from proponents of small scale mines to international corporations. The root cause is the slow progress in […]

How does mining benefit Myanmar?

Author: Jan Dharmabandu is a mining engineer and a Chartered Environmentalist attached to Perth based Ensys Consultants. This article originally appeared in the Global New Light of Myanmar on 30th May 2017 as “What is & Why Mining: a Perspective from Myanmar”.   Each year about 5 billion tonnes of minerals are mined from the […]