Myanmar investigation commission meets on copper mining project

Source:Xinhua Published: 2012-12-5 15:56:49

The Investigation Commission for Letpadaungtaung Copper Mining Project held a coordination meeting in Myanmar's new capital of Nay Pyi Taw on Tuesday, stressing the need for public cooperation and rule of law to get the answer to the issue in the interests of the state, official media reported Wednesday.

The reformed commission, which is tasked to probe into the Letpadaungtaung copper mine project being implemented in Monywa, northwestern Sagaing region, is led by Aung San Suu Kyi, chairperson of the Lower House's Committee for Rule of Law and Tranquility.

At the coordination meeting, Suu Kyi said that the commission will make investigation into the incident as soon as possible and she will take responsibilities for conducting investigation into what has happened at the camp of protestors and matters related to the members of Buddhist monks.

The members of the commission will be divided into three groups to investigate into whether the copper mining project adheres to international norms and employ appropriate technology to environmental conservation, the impacts and profits of the copper mining project on social and natural environments and whether the copper mining project will be profitable for the country, people and future generations.

The commission will release information on its findings.

Meanwhile, the project is being developed by a joint venture between Myanmar and Chinese companies in accordance with Myanmar's Foreign Investment Law.

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