Wednesday, 24 August 2016
၂၀၁၆ခုႏွစ္ ၾသဂုတ္လ ၂၃ရက္ (၁၀)နာရီတြင္ လက္ပံေတာင္းေတာင္ေၾကးနီ စီမံကိန္းတြင္ မိုင္းတူေဖာ္ျခင္းလုပ္ငန္း ေဆာင္ရြက္လ်က္ရိွေသာ ကန္ထရိုက္ကုမၸဏီ တစ္ခုျဖစ္သည့္ စီႏိုဟိုက္ဒရိုကုမၸဏီမွ တရုတ္၀န္ထမ္းတစ္ဦး စီမံကိန္းဧရိယာအတြင္းတြင္ လုင္ငန္းလုပ္ကိုင္ေဆာင္ရြက္လွ်က္ရိွရာ စီးမံကိန္းအနီးရိွ ၀ွက္ေမွးေက်းရြာ ရြာေပာာင္းမွ ေဒသခံအဖြဲ႔တစ္ဖြဲ႔သည္ ရုတ္တရက္ ၀င္ေရာက္တိုက္ခိုက္ျခင္းခံခဲ့ရရာ စီႏိုးဟိုက္ဒရို ကုမၸဏီ၏ တရုတ္၀န္ထမ္တစ္ဦးျဖစ္ေသာMr.Yu Guo Li ေမာင္းႏွင္းေနသည့္ ေမာ္ေတာ္ ယာဥ္အား ထိန္းခ်ဳပ္ထားခဲ့ၾကပါသည္။ ၀န္ထမ္း Mr.Yu Guoli အားလည္း ကားထဲမွ အတင္းအၾကပ္ဆြဲထုတ္ခဲ့ၿပီး ကားေသာ့ကိုလည္း လုယက္ယူေဆာင္သြားခဲ့ပါသည္။ ထို႔ေနာက္ ၄င္းတရားမ၀င္သူမ်ားအဖြဲ႔သည္ Mr.Yu GuoLi အား ဒူးေထာက္ေစခိုင္းၿပီး လက္သီးျဖင့္ထိုးျခင္း၊ ပါးရိုက္ျခင္းမ်ားစသည္တို႔ကို ျပဳလုပ္ႏိွပ္စက္ခဲ့ၾကရာ Mr.Yu Guoli ၏ ဦးေခါင္း၌ ဒဏ္ရာရသည့္အျပင္ ရင္တြင္းမွလည္း အလြန္အမင္း နာက်င္ေ၀ဒနာခံစား ရပါသည္။
အဆိုပါျဖစ္စဥ္ႏွင့္ပတ္သက္၍ ကၽႊန္ေတာ္တို႔ကုမၸဏီအေနျဖင့္ ဥပေဒ က်ဴးလြန္သည့္ တရားမ၀င္သူမ်ားမွာ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံအစိုးရမွ ထုတ္ျပန္ထားေသာ ပုဒ္မ (၁၄၄)အား က်ဴးလြန္ထားသည့္အတြက္လည္ေကာင္း၊ စီးမံကိန္းဧရိယာအတြင္းသို႔ အတင္းအၾကပ္ ၀င္ေရာက္လာျပီး စီႏိုဟိုက္ဒရိုကုမၸဏီ၏ ၀န္ထမ္းအား တိုက္ခိုက္ထာသည့္ အတြက္လည္ေကာင္း ျပစ္တင္ ရႈတ္ခ်မည္ျဖစ္ၿပီး ကုမၸဏီႏွင့္၀န္ထမ္းမ်ား၏ တရားဝင္ အခြင့္အေရး အကိ်ဳးခံစားမႈအား ဥပေဒလမ္းေၾကာင္းႏွင့္အညီ ကာကြယ္ ေဆာင္ရြက္ သြားမည္ျဖစ္ပါသည္။ ႏိုင္ငံျခားရင္းႏွင္းျမွဳပ္ႏွံမႈ ကုမၸဏီအေနျဖင့္ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံေတာ္ စီမံကိန္း တစ္ခုျဖစ္ေသာ လက္ပံေတာင္းေတာင္ေၾကးနီစီကိန္း စနစ္တက်ပံုမွန္စြာ တူးေဖာ္ လည္ပတ္ေဆာင္ရြက္ႏိုင္ရန္ ကၽႊန္ေတာ္တို႔ကုမၸဏီမွ ျမန္မာအစိုးရအေနျဖင့္ ဥပေဒစိုးမိုးေရး ေဆာင္ရြက္ႏိုင္ရန္္ စီမံကိန္းဧရိယာအတြင္းသို႔ တရားမ၀င္ ၀င္ေရာက္လာသည့္ တရားမ၀င္ သူမ်ားအား ဥပေဒလမ္းေၾကာင္းႏွင့္အညီ တရားစြဲဆိုျခင္း အေရးယူေဆာင္ရြက္ႏိုင္ရန္ အေလးအနက္ ေတာင္းဆိုအပ္ပါသည္။
Friday, 05 August 2016
We, Myanmar Wanbao, express our indignation and opposition over accusations upon us for the disposal of 3 depleted shrines within the mine lease area of the Letpadaung copper project.
The three depleted shrines are located within the mine lease area and very close to a road on which the mining trucks travel back and forth frequently. Considering the potential danger toward the people who worship the shrines, we proposed shifting the shrines to a safer place. For this purpose, we consulted, through the administrator of the Salingy Township government, with the owners of the shrines respectively. They agreed to our proposal and signed up for the agreement. Based on this, we paid the owners for the expense to be incurred in shifting the shrines. Supervised and coordinated by the Salingy Township government, the shifting work completed in February, 2016. The new shrines have already received local people to worship after an opening ceremony in line with local customs. At the same time, we also reported our shifting proposal to the regional and local governments and they did not object our plan. Therefore, the shifting of the shrines is legitimate and reasonable indeed. The owners of the shrines are from nearby Nyang Bin Kyi, Htan Daw Kyi and Kantaw New villages. However, a handful of people from Whet Hmay Old Village, who are actually not direct claimant to the shrines, jumped out and blamed us with the purpose of damaging our reputation.
Since we started construction and development of the Letpadaung copper project in 2012, we have been respecting the local culture and provide donations and various supports in this regard. The livelihood and spiritual wellbeing of local communities matter us largely, which we put at the heart of our business strategy. We keep communicating with local villagers and listen to their concerns in a bid to maintain a harmonious relationship with them. We, as foreign investors in Myanmar, sincerely hope the Letpadaung copper project will bring substantial benefits to local people, to the region and even the whole Myanmar. We are making every effort to this end.
Letter of Approval Photos of Real Condition
Tuesday, 17 May 2016
Tuesday, 10 May 2016
A group of 60 protesters came to the mine site on Friday the 6th of May, protesting against this project.
Myanmar Wanbao believes that peaceful dialogue is key to resolving all issues. This is especially true as peaceful dialogue and community consultations has led to the social acceptance of this project. We have overwhelming support for this project for a number of reasons, chief among them is the community consultations we have carried since late 2013 which have allowed us to forge wonderful relationships based on respect, understanding and openness with our community. This has allowed us to regain our social license; with 71% of land-lost villagers accepting our second subsidy and 83% among 35 villagers who were consulted accepting our contribution plan.We know that a very small minority are still opposing this project, despite attempts at numerous rounds of engagement with them which they have rejected. If they accepted our offers of real dialogue they would have learnt from us directly how we have followed the recommendations of the Investigation Commission and have applied them rigorously, in terms of land subsidies, contribution plan, environmental monitoring, job creation, and SME development. We are saddened that a small group of people see disruption and anger as a way to bring attention to their views. Myanmar Wanbao ratifies peaceful dialogue as the only way to achieve continued social harmony and sustainable development. We ask this small group of protesters, that even if they go against the wishes of the vast majority of the villagers, to do so peacefully. We encourage all parties to act responsibly and exercise restraint. This mine is one major Myanmar national project and all of us together are its custodians to help build Myanmar to achieve its full potential.
We believe in constructive engagement. As this is a national project, and one that is of importance to the development of this great country, we and the overwhelming majority of the people of our community share in the desire for this project to succeed and to go from strength to strength.