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This report focuses on the two existing large-scale mines in Laos – MMG Sepon and the PBM Phu Kham Copper-Gold Operation. Together, these mines account for the bulk of mineral production in the country. The report outlines the country context, the contribution of mining at the local level and economic and social concerns. Macroeconomic impacts, and the impact on governance structures, are also discussed. Available in English and Lao versions.

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Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
  • Lao
  • Environment and natural resources
  • Extractive industries
  • Mining
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
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Author (corporate) The International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM)
Publication place London, United Kingdom
Publisher The International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM)
Publication date 2011
Pagination 104 p.
Date uploaded June 10, 2015, 04:29 (UTC)
Date modified July 10, 2015, 09:35 (UTC)