Visit to the Lepadaungtaung Copper Mine Project, Sabetaung and Kyesintaung Mines

From 7 to 12 October 2012, the Secretary of the Commission and 3 Members visited the Lepadaungtaung Copper Mine and Sabetaung and Kyesintaung Mines in Salinggyi Township of Sagaing Region. The visit was well before the establishment of the Independent Commission. The MNHRC team examined the effects of the Mines on the socio-economic lives of the people of the area and the actions being taken by the company to minimize the impact on the environment and the health. The findings of the team were conveyed to the Office of the President for consideration.