BUSINESS – US eyes mining opportunities in Burma

Burmese Minister for Environmental Conservation and Forestry Win Tun received Robert Cekuta, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the US State Department, on Wednesday morning when the pair discussed the development of Burma’s mineral resources and renewable energy, water and food security and their sustainable development, according to state-run media. In addition to EITI membership, bilateral talks also reportedly covered “promoting the sectors of environmental conservation, energy, mines, forestry and human resources.”