Myanmar’s gems emporium to kick off in capital city

YANGON (Xinhua) – The 56th Myanmar Gems Emporium is due to kick off in the capital city of Nay Pyi Taw today, expecting to attract over 2,600 gems merchants from China, Thailand, Australia and the United States (US), according to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation yesterday.

The emporium, which is also expected to draw over 900 local gems merchants, will put a total of 274 pearl lots, 500 jewellery lots and 6,974 jade lots on sale at the 10-day event which will ends on March 20.

Arrangements will also be made to produce and sell finished gemstones and jewellery besides selling raw gems, said Minister of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation U Ohn Win, while pre-inspecting the display of gems and jade lots on Saturday to be auctioned at the event.