The junta’s State Administration Council (SAC) is trying to stabilize this situation by selling the country’s resources to friendly neighbors China and Thailand, specifically concessions for large hydro dam projects and Special Economic Zones.
Fitch Solutions believes that the Myanmar military government’s solar project push, the first attempt at stimulating foreign investment since the coup, will not succeed and will do little to turn the gloomy economic situation around.
Mining in Kachin State brings up a more fundamental question about the upstream rare earth pipeline. Does the road to a clean energy economy run through murky mines in northern Myanmar?
There have been continued reports of miscarriages, cancers and other serious diseases. The plant is emitting more mercury than acceptable by international standards, mostly due to a lack of proper filtering
International isolation following the coup may now force the government to move closer to Beijing than it would like.The future of dam building is now in the hands of General Min Aung Hlaing’s military regime.
From 2019 to 2020, market surveys from wildlife trade watchdog TRAFFIC found close to 78,000 illegal wildlife parts and products on sale in more than 1,000 outlets across Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar and Cambodia.
The Third Pole explores how the military coup will affect Chinese-backed dams along Southeast Asia’s last free-flowing river
Myanmar’s military regime will hold further timber auctions on June 23 and 24 as it seeks to raise hard currency to fund its coup. Three separate auctions were held in late May in which nearly 10,300 tons of timber were sold for around US$5 million (8.2 billion kyats).
Despite an ongoing military coup and increasing instability, the government of Myanmar has decided to move forward with another tender for the development of utility-scale solar.
In the Andaman archipelago where selective logging is practised by the forest department, an interval of 10-25 years between logging events is not sufficient for the forests, especially deciduous forests, to recover from the first logging cycle.