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What can be done to mitigate the harmful effects of mining?

Vientiane Times, November 7, 2016

http://www.vientianetimes.org.la/sub-new/Opinion/Opinion_what260.htm

Mining operations are proliferating in Laos but many of them are not utilising environmentally friendly practices, adversely affecting local communities and failing to comply with government regulations. Vientiane Times went to the National Assembly to ask members about their experiences of these issues in their home constituency.

Authorities revoke 23 mining licences

Vientiane Times, 3 June 2015

A total of 23 mining companies had their business licences cancelled after failing to explain to the Vientiane authorities about their lack of commercial operation. The Vientiane Energy and Mines Department has told these companies to suspend excavation for rhyorite and limestone in Vientiane.

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