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In Myanmar, the production of mypium is declining strongly, except in some areas of conflict: United Nations bulletin
The sharpest declines were in East Shan (37%) and South Shan (29%). It also shows, however, that although there has been headway, the states of North Shan and Kachin have suffered losses of less than 3% and 7% respectively, which represents a total reduction of only 600 ha.
The decline in crop yields was compensated for by higher yields per ha, with a 14% decline in prospective output of opioum compared to 2015. It reaffirms the relationship between the Myanmar conflicts and myanmar opine, and that unsafe areas with live riots are still being cultivated and produced at a level similar to 2015.
And we will support the shift from dependency on opioum to alternate and sustained commercial possibilities. As long as substantial parts of Shan and Kachin stay fragile and essentially independent of the remainder of the land and the area, the natural habitat will stay a safer haven for those involved in drugs trafficking.
Declining production of opioum is being driven by a shifting local narcotics markets, which have led to a drop in the price of opioum and heroine in recent years, as most East and Southeast Asian economies have seen a move towards the use of synthesised narcotics, particularly methamphetamines. Interior Minister Kyaw Swe recognised that further efforts are needed to combat the high levels of opioid, smack and other narcotics production in Myanmar efficiently.
The Myanmar government is delighted with the advancement, but also acknowledges that much remains to be done, and we will continued to promote programs that offer sensible alternative to the municipalities that make it.
Myanmar: Atel acquires 40% of the shares in offshore block M-11
AGAIN TOTAL is pleased to announce the signing of an alliance with PTTEP to acquire a 40% interest in the production sharing contract for the M-11 off-shore unit in the Martaban Basin. The management will remain with PTTEP (PTT Exploration and Production Plc.), Thailand's domestic group. It has an area of 5,373 km and a surface area of 200 to 2,300m.
Drilling is currently in the development stage and will be completed by Q3 2013. The operation must be cleared by the Union of Myanmar authorities. Total stock output in Myanmar in 2011 was 15,000 bpd. The Yadana site (31.2%) is operated by Total on the M5 and M6 blocks.
Most of the natural gases generated in the fields are supplied to PTT for use in Thai nuclear facilities. Yadana is also supplying the local markets via a shore line and, since June 2010, via an underwater line which is being constructed and run by the state-owned firm MOGE in Myanmar. Yadana has about 900 employees, among them subcontractors.
More than 90% of the employees were hired in Myanmar and supported by an intensive on-site trainings programme. Total, a long-time Myanmar based company, has been running a major corporate responsibility programme in the areas of healthcare, educational and financial programmes since 1995 to maximise the benefit for all Yadana participants and especially for the communities in Myanmar who live close to the projects' institutions.