On the Job Trainees: Wanbao’s Statement

Wednesday, 28 May 2014




The On the Job Training Program was initiated to help relieve the jobs problem surrounding the mine as well as build the necessary skills which would assist villagers to acquire working positions during the production phase of the mine. Wanbao wanted to hire as many people as possible going forward from the impacted villagers but the company had identified early that individuals who did not have the requisite skills to help them benefit from its construction phase. So we initiated a 5- month On the Job Training Program to address elements of this problem. The aim was that, as soon as the trainees completed their training and passed their tests successfully, they would then be given a contract and join Wanbao's labour pool starting at Grade 9, with $USD120/month starting salary, and enjoy the same benefits including promotions etc as all other Wanbao staff.




Village Consultations Going on...

Tuesday, 27 May 2014






About On the Job Trainees

Sunday, 25 May 2014

I'm writing to express my sincere gratitude to you and your esteemed Police Corps for your full support in consultation3the rescue of our two Chinese contractors kidnapped by activists in the old Sede village during the 32 hours between May 18th and 19th, 2014.

Fortunately, our two Chinese colleagues were rescued without physical injury, while unfortunately, unfavorable mental impact is huge and that the police still suffered from physical injury and loss in the operation by attack from some mobs agitated by the outside activists. This kind of serious violation of law and use of violence by no means could be acceptable under any circumstances.

I understand that by proper resolution of this incident, a clear message has been sent to the public and the world that Myanmar government is capable to maintain the social stability and rule of law which is essential to carry out all major investment projects like Letpadaung copper project.

It is also clearly observed that the intention of the small group of activists and extremists is only to create conflict and confrontation as their behavior and request are neither reasonable nor constructive, which is apparently against the wish of the majority of the local community to continue benefit from the Project both in short term and in long run.




After the Release of Our Kidnapped Colleagues...We Invite You to Come and See for Yourself the Real Situation on the Ground

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Wanbao invites all media to see what we are doing in consultation with the villages to build a joint future together. We have been working very hard on this and have brought in top expertise to help us. We have achieved a lot in winning the trust of some of the villages over the last few months. We believe that this played an important part allowing speedy release of our two kidnapped colleagues. It was the villagers themselves who decided to take part in leading the negotiations to free our colleagues. We would like you to meet these and other people to get a fair and balanced view of the situation.


We care about the future of your community, and we, and our neighboring villagers, want to share more of what we are doing with you.




Two Chinese Colleagues Released

Monday, 19 May 2014

We are very happy to declare that our two Chinese colleagues kidnapped by the activists have been released, and they came back to the camp at 7:15pm local time. They are in good shape. We would like to take this opportunity thank all the media for your attention to this incident and also all the villagers and village elders who contacted us and offered their help to release our colleagues.

We also thank local government officials for their efforts in the release of the two young people in a peaceful manner.


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