This chapter includes the following articles.
Sitting above the Indian, Indochina and Eurasian plates, Myanmar is divided into four geographic belts, which help to provide a rich and diverse minerals mix. While most industries have benefited from an influx of foreign investment since the opening of the economy in 2011, the mining sector has yet to catch up. This is due to several reasons, including legal inconsistencies and ongoing civil unrest in key areas. Though much will depend on implementation of mining law reforms passed in late 2015, prospective investors are eagerly waiting in the wings to tap the country’s deposits of metals, ores, industrial minerals and coal. This chapter contains interviews with U Htun Lynn Shein, Chairman, Myanma Precious Resources Group; and Vicky Bowman, Director, Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business.