August 19, 2016

Amyotha Hluttaw reps call for landslide prevention at jade mines

AmyothaREPRESENTATIVES at the Amyotha Hluttaw session on Monday discussed a motion calling for the prevention of landslides of dumped soil from jade mines in Hpakant.
Although there are eleven sites designated for dumping soil from jade mines, some companies continue to dump soil at mining sites, according to a representative.
Another representative pointed out that there are weaknesses in law enforcement at jade mines.
Other representatives said the government should enact a law allowing citizens to conduct gem mining at manageable levels, adding that measures for environmental conservation should be taken at gem mines.
A union-level official will respond to the motion at a future session, according to sources.


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