Tin, Tungsten to be Mined in South Myanmar

Tin and tungsten will soon be excavated in Myeik through a collaboration of the Ministry of Mining and the Ngwe Kabar Myanmar Company.

“The joint venture project was permitted on February 27 in accordance with the Myanmar Citizens Investment Law at the Investment Commission’s 8/2013 meeting,” said a spokesperson from the commission.

The alloy ores will be excavated from an 812-acre site before being refined and produced into metals in Tanintharyi Region. “There is tin metal alongside a tungsten vein in Myeik. You can find precious titanium there,” said Soe Thein, an experienced geologist.