National & International Standards & Compliance

This section is a review of the administrative and legal structures established to protect the environment, as well as ongoing activities by the government and civil society organisations based inside and outside of Myanmar that are intended to provide sustainable development and environmental protection.

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Environmental Services

Protecting the environment is a priority for all members of our society. Governments specifically have a key role in setting environmental standards and ensuring that individuals and organisations meet them. Increasingly in Myanmar, the governments, industry and community organisations are working as partners to protect our environment for present and future generations.

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Closure & Commitment to Rehabilitation

The key objective of successful mine closure for MYTCL is to ensure that the future public health and safety of the community is not compromised. The mine closure phase can also introduce increased safety risks to employees, who, faced with mine closure and consequent loss of employment may have reduced motivation and morale, which can lead to workplace safety issues.

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Copper Production & Product Stewardship

The Bio-Heap Leaching and Solvent Extraction-Electrowinning (SX-EW) process is an environmentally friendly way to economically produce high-grade copper from low-grade ore deposits, and is often refered to as the ‘green metal’. Copper is the earth's 25th most abundant element, but one of the less common first row transition metals.

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Mining the Sabetaung & Kyisintaung Project

Copper from the Monywa deposits have been extracted from shallow underground workings and smelted since the ages of the Myanmar Kings. From 1957 to the early 1980’s, exploration by Myanmar agencies continued in cooperation with the United Nations, Japanese and Yugoslavian agencies.

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