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13 Jun 2013


GCM Resources says OECD investigates claims further

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GCM Resources...said the OECD's National Contact Point unit is investigating claims made against the company further...The Company has consistently maintained that the Phulbari Coal Project is planned to enhance the human rights for the people of the Dinajpur area as well as the Bangladesh population. Upon development, the Project would support up to 4000MW of power generation for the country, significantly increasing the electricity availability for the country. The additional electricity would drive economic and social development and help Bangladesh towards meeting its Millennium Development Goals. GCM maintains its commitment to develop the Project in alignment with the highest international and national social and environmental standards. Extensive studies have been conducted into the potential impacts of mining and associated activities, and plans have been prepared in accordance with the highest international standards to mitigate any adverse impacts and at the same to magnify the potential benefits, such as improved water quality and living conditions.

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Bangladesh: Concerns over environmental & social impacts of Asia Energy/GCM Resources' Phulbari coal project

OECD Guidelines complaint against GCM Resources over planned Bangladesh coal mine