Thursday, December 22, 2011

Gold and antimony in KNU areas attract investors

21 December 2011
Chiang Mai (Mizzima)– Gold and antimony mining permits are being sought 
by companies interested in exploring and operating mines in Karen National
Union (KNU) controlled areas.

Thailand Secures Gas Deal with Naypyidaw

21 December 2011
Thailand's state-run oil and gas company, PTT Plc, has received the green light from 
the Burmese government to buy more natural gas from Burma, a Thai government
official told reporters on Tuesday. 

A farmer’s story

21 December 2011
Saw Moo Wah lives in Naung Bo village. His village is one of 11 that are situated 
along the Sittang River in Pegu Division in the southern central part of Burma. 
The local economy is based around its natural resources and agriculture. 
The major crop in Pegu Division is rice which uses about two thirds 
of the available agricultural land.

Thailand wins oil-drilling rights in Burma

(Mizzima) – Thailand has learned that its largest petroleum company has won bids 
for two onshore petroleum blocks in Burma.

The PTT Exploration and Production Plc. (PTTEP) was told it  won two bids out of 
a total of 18 blocks offered to foreign oil companies, Thai Energy Minister Pica 
Naripthanphan said on Wednesday, Reuter’s news agency reported.

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