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Myanmar Gems

Myanmar gems are famous throughout the world. Mogok is a town in Myanmar where most of priceless Gems are mined, lies in a beautiful mountain valley, 128 miles to the north-east of Mandalay, and 60 miles to the east of Ayeyarwaddy river. Mogok is a city of gems also the heart of the gem-zone and the centre of the gem trade. There are many mines producing high-quality and lesser-quality gems.
Myanmar export the following marine products to foreign countries near and far.

Myanmar Teak

The botanical name for teak is tectona grandis. The Sanskrit name for it is Saka. The Myanmar people call it kyoon. Sometimes they add the words shwe wa to denote its golden yellowish tinge. Teak is a native of the Indian peninsula, Thailand and Myanmar. It also grows in the Philippine islands, Java and the Malay archipelago. Teak thrives best where the mean annual rainfall is more than 50 inches and temperature which ranges between 75 MF and 81 MF .
Myanmar has a total area of 676,577, out of which 50.8 percent is covered with forest of different types (. Statistics F.D Nov. 1998). The forest types are Tidal, Mangrove, Beach and Dune forests which are found in the south and coastal regions; Evergreen forests in areas where there are heavy rainfall; Mixed Deciduous forests along the middle mountain ranges (Bago Yoma);
Myanmar is endowed with abundant natural and human resources and the Government offers opportunities for investors. There is great potential in marine products and timber processing industries.