Unity Energy & Resources (Singapore) Limited (Unity) was incorporated in Singapore on 6 June 2014 for the purpose of exploring and developing resources projects in Southeast Asia, commencing with Myanmar (formerly Burma).
Unity first entered Myanmar in September 2013. The founding director Mr Rodgers was born in Mandalay, Myanmar, where he completed his secondary education before migrating to Australia with his family. The establishment of the Unity business network in Myanmar was made possible by Mr Rodgers’ network of friends and access to local facilities. Unity’s Chief Geologist, U Khin Maung Si, was formerly Director of Myanmar’s Department of Geological Survey and Mineral Exploration (DGSE) for the Shan and Kayah states (about a quarter of the country). His experience and contacts have given Unity invaluable access to areas, projects and the people.
Since 2014, Unity has undertaken reviews on more than 100 resources projects in many areas of the country, involving site visits, geochemical sampling, geological mapping, discussions with local owners, and examinations of small-scale mining operations (current and long-abandoned). On the basis of all this on-going work, Unity had applied for a number of Exploration Permits – the first four in early 2015 – and also formed joint ventures with local companies in two highly prospective areas.
Following Myanmar’s change of government at the end of 2015, and subsequent changes to its Mining Laws, Unity’s four initial Exploration Permits were amongst the first to have been granted, in 2019. Exploration activities have commenced on the granted ‘Pan Malot’ and ‘Mon Pa’ Exploration Permits and at granted Mining Permits (held by Unity’s JV partner) at the Bawsaing joint venture.