Relationship with mining company?

Mondulkiri, Cambodia Agriculture and Livelihoods Relationship with mining company?

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  • #6791
    Ivy Huang
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      Hi there,

      I was wondering what relationship the Pu Ngaol community have with the Australian mining company that built and maintains the main road?
      How do they feel about the mining company?

      We are looking at a solution for planter boxes which we expect could reduce water consumption (and possibly soil nutrient loss) when growing vegetables for household consumption, and the mining company has confirmed they would be willing to supply and deliver one of the main components we would be looking to use in the design of these planters, at no cost to the community.

      Could we please find out if the mining company supplying these materials would be amenable to the Pu Ngaol community? We appreciate that this may differ from household to household, but it would be helpful to get a guid on whether there may be strong opposition to the idea.

      Many thanks,
      Ivy

      #6801
      Jean Aquinde
      Keymaster

        Hi Ivy,

        Apology for the delay. To our knowledge, Pu Ngaol village has a good relationship with the Australian mining company operating in the area, wherein part of their due diligence is to improve the road and grid power access, as mentioned in the Interactives. During the most recent trip of our team in the community (August 2023), the road leading to the school has been upgraded to gravel and is in perfect condition.

        Out of curiosity, did you contact the mining company to get the information you needed? 🙂

        Due to the village’s remoteness, it’ll be a challenge to directly consult the community at this stage, but I suggest that you include this consultation step as part of your community engagement plan.

        I hope this helps.

        Regards,
        Jean

        #6805
        Ivy Huang
        Participant

          Hi Jean,

          Thank you for coming back to us.

          Great to hear the likelihood is of a good relationship.
          Yes, we contacted the mining company directly, and they were very helpful and willing to assist with our queries.

          Thank you and yes, we will definitely be including it in the consultation plan!

          Warm regards,
          Ivy

          #6807
          Jean Aquinde
          Keymaster

            You’re welcome Ivy! Looks like your team’s been looking into the potential partnership of the mining company and the community. Well done on doing that extensive research!

            Regards,
            Jean

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