Environmental and Social Impact Assessment

Mesco closes in on gold licence

Date of Release: 
Aug 9 2016

After an unexpectedly lengthy review, the Ministry of Environment has approved the environmental and social impact study of Indian mining firm Mesco Gold, clearing the last major hurdle for the company to receive a licence to operate the Kingdom’s first royalty-generating mine.

“The Ministry of Environment has given its approval for underground mining over a 12 square kilometre area,” Rajeev Moudgil, director of Mesco Gold (Cambodia) Ltd, said yesterday.

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Locals want coal mining in Dawei halted

Date of Release: 
Nov 2 2015

Naw Pe The Law, a community leader and adviser to Tarkapaw Youth Group, which focuses mainly on protecting the environment and livelihoods in Dawei District, said the project could severely harm the environment, community health, traditional livelihoods and unique indigenous way of life in the area.

She said an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) needs to be transparently undertaken before the firms start mining operations.

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ESIA Report: The Letpadaung Copper Project

Published Date: 
06/2015

/ Myanmar Wanbao Mining Copper Limited (MWMCL or Project Proponent) is developing the Letpadaung Copper Project (the Project) located in the south of Sagaing Region, Myanmar. The Project site is approximately 4.5 km to the south west of Monywa, the largest township of the Region.

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