The mining and quarrying of mineral ores lead to conflicts between the ideals of economic prosperity and landscape preservation. Rehabilitation/revegetation of mine spoils has received considerable attention in recent years due to acceleration of mining and associated land disturbances.
Key developments since May 2001: Myanmar?s military has continued laying landmines inside the country and along its borders with Thailand. As part of a new plan to ?fence the country,? the Coastal Region Command Headquarters gave orders to its troops from Tenasserim division to lay mines along the Thai-Burma border.
Landmines are weapons that kill and maim indiscriminately, whether it be civilians, soldiers, elderly people, women, children or
animals. They cause injury and death long after the official end of a war. Contrary to trends in the rest of the world, rather than
Overview of Landmine Problems in Myanmar (Michiyo Kato &Yeshua Moser-Puangswan, NIV SEA);
Basic Information about Landmines (Htun Htun Oo, TCFB);
Trauma Care Foundation Burma (Htun Htun Oo, TCFB);
Chain of Survival (Htun Htun Oo, TCFB);
Mine Injuries and Their Management (Htun Htun Oo, TCFB)...
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This report is primarily based on a review of research into the role of voluntary activities in the mining sector.
This paper argues that mining can not be considered ‘sustainable’ if indigenous cultures are rendered unsustainable in the process. Given that many remaining unexploited ores lie under indigenous lands, there is increasing pressure to mine on or near indigenous lands.
This policy paper for the world bank addresses the question of whether countries consider their mineral wealth an asset, to be used to stimulate or enhance their economic growth potential, or are there reasons to steer an economy away from the development of the mineral sector?Reviewing the cases of 51 “mining countries” in the developing world, three conclusions can be drawn:First, in more cas
This final report presents the findings of the two year IIED MMSD [minerals, mining and sustainable development] project sponsored by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).
Contrato de prospecção , pesquisa, desenvolvimento e produção de mineras pesados nas áreas de Moma, Congolene e Quinga entre o Ministério dos Recursos Minerais e Kemmare Moma Mining Lda.