Deal #5879

Location #1

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Coordinates
Location
Monywa, Myanmar (Burma)

Latitude
22.079562483301746
Longitude
95.08771473125
Target country
Myanmar
Comment on location
Letpadaung Copper Mine. Monywa, Sagaing Region

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
2746
Size in operation (production, in ha)
[2016] 2046

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Mining

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2010] Concluded (Contract signed)
[2013] Concluded (Contract signed)
Comment on negotiation status
Halt of the project in 2012. After the halt of the mine due to protests, a second contract was signed in 2013. The amount of shares of the different shareholders changed

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2012] Startup phase (no production)
[2012] Project abandoned
[2013] Startup phase (no production)
[2016] In operation (production)
Comment on implementation status
New contract signing in 2013

Contract #1

Contract date
2010-06-03

Operating company

Name of investment project
Letpadaung Copper Mine

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2017-02-10
Comment on data source
Amnesty International. 2017. MOUNTAIN OF TROUBLE HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES CONTINUE AT MYANMAR’S LETPADAUNG MINE. (Contains map of mine and area information, Number of displaced people and villages affected)

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2016-02-23
Comment on data source
Myanmar Times: Wanbao prepares to re-start Letpadaung

Data source #3

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2015-08-21
Comment on data source
Tang-Lee, Diane. 2016. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) and public engagement for a Chinese state-backed mining project in Myanmar – Challenges and prospects. Resources Policy 47:28-37. This paper finds that Myanmar Wanbao actively and visibly tries to salvage its corporate image by establishing a number of public engagement channels and investing in community development projects. While yielding initial results with some villagers

Data source #4

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2012-11-29
Comment on data source
New York Times: Violent Raid Breaks Up Myanmar Mine Protest

Data source #5

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2013-09-16
Comment on data source
Yun Sun. 2013. Chinese Investment in Myanmar: What Lies Ahead? Stimson. (contains shareholder information, history of project)

Data source #6

Data source type
Company sources
File
Comment on data source
Myanmar Wanbao Website

Consultation of local community

Community consultation
Limited consultation
Comment on consultation of local community
Tang-Lee (2015) stated the following: "Myanmar Wanbao actively and visibly tries to salvage its corporate image by establishing a number of public engagement channels and investing in community development projects.While yielding initial results with some villagers expressing support for the project, there is much room for improvement"

How did the community react?

Community reaction
Rejection
Comment on community reaction
local complaints and protests lead to halt of production in 2012

Displacement of people

Number of people actually displaced
2205
Comment on displacement of people
This is an estimated number. It is known from the sources that 441 households were displaced. The provided number was calculated under the estimation that five people live in a household.

Promised or received compensation

Promised compensation (e.g. for damages or resettlements)
Promised compensation

Promised benefits for local communities

Promised benefits for local communities
Health
Education
Financial Support
Other
Comment on promised benefits for local communities
Electricity

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
Private (smallholders)

Former land use

Former land use
Smallholder agriculture

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Resources area
Copper

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