Myanmar is rich in natural Myanmar resources such as petroleum, timber, tin, antimony, zinc, copper, tungsten, lead, coal, some marble, limestone, precious stones, natural gas, and hydropower. Myanmar is also fortunate in possessing huge stands of teak and other handwoods. According to the most recent UN World Development Report, Myanmar has an estimated natural Myanmar forest area of 43% down from 12% from 10 years ago, and is ranked 33rd among the world's top 100 countries.
The Bago Yoma extending between the Ayeyarwady and Sittoung river valleys is the most heavily forested area and the source of most of Myanmar country's teak from natural Myanmar resource. The most valuable wood are teak and iron wood or padauk(cherry wood). Timber concessions to India, china, Japan, Thailand and other Asian countries slowed considerably during the Asian economic crisis in Myanmar. Myanmar country's lengthy coastline provides a wealth of saltwater fisheries. Until recently all fisheries were government owned, but many companies have begun large scale processing of marine products along the cost. Myanmar is also rich in gems and oil, natural gas and mineral deposits as Myanmar resource, which serve direct support for Myanmar government
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Natural Myanmar resource also offers a variety of natural beauties and historical artifacts such as dazzling waterfalls, graceful lakes, enchanting caves, sparkling beaches, reverines, and the unique cultures of different ethnic groups in addition to the thousand year old golden pagodas scattered around Myanmar, especially in Bagan and Mandalay.