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By the end of December 2020, large, medium, smal1 and test mining blocks of total 1190 blocks are allowed, including 320 blocks from Mandalay Region

By the end of December 2020, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation, 1,190 large, medium and small blocks have been approved, including up to 320 blocks in Mandalay Region. There are 143 large blocks in each state and region, 173 medium blocks; 686 small blocks; there are 123 test blocks and 65 test achieved blocks, for a total of 1,190. Of these, 112 plots are in Kachin State; 18 plots in Kayah State; 45 plots in Kayin State; Four plots in Chin State; 214 plots in Sagaing Region; 86 plots in Tanintharyi Region; Three plots in Nay Pyi Taw; Seven plots in Bago Region; 51 plots in Magway Region; 320 in Mandalay Region; 17 plots in Mon State; One plot in Rakhine State; 136 plots in Shan State (South); 92 plots in Shan State (North); A total of 1,190 permits have been issued in Shan State (East) and 80 in Ayeyarwady Region.

In the four months from October to January of the 2020-2021 fiscal year, more than 144 tonnes of ore was extracted from the lead and black coal blocks in each state and region, with Kayah State producing the most with more than 100 tonnes, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation. In October 2019, 18.289 tons of lead and black lead production in Kayah State were produced by state and region. 20.3200 tons in November; 21.33370 tonnes in December; In January 2020, it was 23.3690 tons. 21.337 tonnes in February, 18.2890 tonnes in March and 15.2410 tonnes in July. 20.3210 tons in August; In September, a total of 173.7440 tonnes were produced with 15.2410 tonnes. In the four months to October-January of the 2020-2021 fiscal year, 2,788.231 ounces of gold was mined from gold mining blocks in states and regions, with Sagaing Region producing the most at 1,436,694 ounces, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation.

In the fiscal year 2019-2020, the production of gold ores in states and regions was 7834.16 ounces, and Sagaing Region produced 5734.26 ounces. Monthly production was 671.930 trillion ounces in October 2019. 150.860 trillion ounces in November; 585.140 trillion ounces in December; In January 2020, 470.610 trillion ounces; 506.640 trillion ounces in February; 1015.150 trillion ounces in March; 562.660 trillion ounces in April; 711.590 trillion ounces in May; 728.800 trillion ounces in June and 951.960 trillion ounces in July. 680.580 trillion ounces in August; In September, a total of 7,834.16 ounces were produced, starting with 798.24 trillion ounces. Initial Environmental Assessment (IEE) to ensure the environmental impact of gem mining; Union Minister for Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation said that an Environmental Management Plan (EMP) and an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) must be drawn up.                       

Source: Daily Eleven

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MoHS continues COVID-19 vaccination to ministry officials and civilians

Ministry of Health and Sports continued the COVID-19 vaccination to civil services personnel and people over the age of 65 in Nay Pyi Taw and Yangon Region on 20 February, 2021.

The Department of Public Health in Nay Pyi Taw vaccinated a total of 907 officials from 10 ministries in Nay Pyi Taw and Union Minister for Health and Sports Professor Dr Thet Khine Win, Deputy Minister U Myo Hlaing, Directors-General and responsible persons encouraged and supervised the vaccination.

Similarly, a total of 112 monks was vaccinated in the Inya COVID-19 vaccination centre in Yangon in accordance with the COVID-19 immunization regulations. It is reported that the Ministry of Health and Sports will continue the vaccination to civil services personnel and the people over the age of 65.

Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar