BRIEF – Jade mines to re-open in Kachin state

The Ministry of Mining’s Myanmar Gem Enterprise announced that jade mines in Kachin State will be re-opened in September after a two-year closure amid fighting between the Burmese army and the Kachin Independence Army. Jade mining companies can extend their operating licenses and registration at the Myanmar Gem Enterprise’s headquarters ahead of the 1 September opening, the department said.