Bawdwin mine tests new standards for extractives

The Bawdwin Joint Venture (BJV), which plans to expand one of Myanmar’s oldest mining tracts in Bawdwin, Shan State, is set to begin development this fiscal year. Last week, representatives from BJV (which specializes in lead, silver and zinc,

New report slams mining transparency

In the wake of one of Myanmar’s worst mining disasters, human rights group Global Witness published a report bashing government efforts to make the mining industry more transparent. The report, titled “Out of the Shadows: Who really contr