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Concerns regarding Intex Resources' Mindoro Nickel Project in the Philippines, and company response

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Published on: 7 March 2012

NGOs have raised concerns about Intex Resources' Mindoro Nickel Project in the Philippines. These concerns were reflected in a report on the project by the Norwegian National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines, and include insufficient consultation with indigenous communities and weaknesses in the environmental impact assessment. When in January 2012 Intex signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Chinese company MCC8 Group, the NGOs said that Intex should not be seeking to secure investment in the project until the issues raised by the Norwegian Contact Point have been addressed. Below are items that we invited the companies to respond to, Intex Resources' response, and follow-up by the NGOs...MCC8 Group told the Resource Centre that since MCC8 has not yet signed a contract with Intex – only the MOU – it is not appropriate for MCC8 to respond to these concerns for the time being (Resource Centre translation of conversation in Chinese)...

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Related companies: Intex Resources MCC8 Group