He made the statement in reply to a question during a press briefing in Nay Pyi Taw.
He added that a proposal for the moratorium will be submitted to the Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House).
Every year, dozens of miners die in landslides at Hpakant’s jade mines. Last month, at least 55 people were buried in a mudslide in the area.
“We’re worried about more natural disasters,” he said.
U Min Min Oo said the suspension is also necessary because the current mining concessions are about to expire and there needs to be a new assessment.
“Only a few blocks have long-term permits, and there are blocks that need to be measured again, so we’ll suspend all mining for three months,” he said.