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ASEAN Minerals Information

Key Findings from a Sector-Wide Impact Assessment of mining in Myanmar

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A sector-wide impact assessment (SWIA) was carried out of the impacts of mining in Myanmar including field research in eight areas of Myanmar looking at tin, artisanal and small/medium sized gold and limestone during 2015-2016. The fourth such innovative study conducted by Myanmar Centre foe Responsible Business assesses the human right impacts of a sector at three levels;  (i) project-level, (ii) cumulative and (iii) sectoe-wide. It includes an analysis of the mining sector in Myanmar and its current legal and policy framework, and relevant international standards.

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Unlocking ASEAN Mineral Potential – Learning from the Past, Looking to the Future

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Mining has a long history in Southeast Asia; copper mining at Vilabouly in Lao occurred 2500 years before the modern Lan Xang mine was developed. Mining contributed to the development of the great civilizations in Southeast Asia and was an important revenue generator under European colonial rule. The post-colonial mining industry has varied across Southeast Asian jurisdictions; in most ASEAN countries, the industry remains underdeveloped and poorly regulated, often eith negative impacts on communities and environment for little economic benefit.

 

Setting ASEAN Mining Policy and Regulation – Learning from the Indonesian and Myanmar Experiences

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It is the responsibility of every government to ensure that its people derive the maximum benefit possible from that country’s mineral resources. Encouraging foreign investment, however, is one of the essential drivers for realizing this maximum benefit.

The critical issue is how best to achieve this maximum benefit for local people without alienating and driving away essential foreign investment. Strident resource nationalism often leads to sub-optimal foreign investment that means mineral resources are left unexplored and undeveloped to the ultimate disadvantage of the local people.

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ASEAN Collaborative Efforts towards Sustainable and Responsible Mineral Resource Development

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ASEAN is endowed with abundant mineral resources that have significantly supported the economic development of the ASEAN countries and improved the people’s well-being.

The signing of various ASEAN Declarations in the field of minerals which led to the establishment of the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Minerals (AMMin) and ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting on Minerals (ASOMM) had a significant impact in developing a sustainable mineral industry.

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Two - Way Communication in Landslide's Watching and Monitoring

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The number of landslide events and impacts seems to be increasing. To solve landslide hazard problems, Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) has established local landslide watch networks or self-protection networks in risk areas. The networks are local people working for their communities or villages as volunteers. DMR established the Geohazards Operation Center (GOC) in Bangkok to focused on Landslide' watch and to coordinate with the local networks and relevant agencies. When heavy rain is approaching landslide prone areas, the GOC will disseminate landslide watch bulletin and Radio, television, SMS and email are used to communicate usually. The local landslide watch networks can also phone to the center to get more information and to report real time situation from their areas. The two-way communication like this can be the most effective way of connecting with Network for Landslide's Watching and Monitoring.

 

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