Indonesian tin miners ready to explore Burma

Indonesian tin mining firm PT Timah has announced it will begin tin ore exploration in Burma in June. Timah, in which the state has a majority holding, has secured a 10,000-hectare tin concession area in Pubyien-Tamok in Tenasserim Division, estimated to have around 10,000 tons of tin reserves. Timah president director Sukrisno said on Tuesday that the firm had also submitted mining applications for other areas of Burma and was hoping to obtain permits this year.