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Chin Parties to Consult Communities Over Nickel Mine

26 August 2013

Members of four Chin parties will visit Tedim Township, northern Chin State, next month to speak with local villagers who could be affected by the planned Gullu nickel mining project, the Chinland Guardian reports. “Based on the results of our assessment and consultation with experts, we would put forward the issues to relevant bodies including the government of Chin State,” Salai Ceu Bik Thawng, Chin National Party General Secretary, was quoted as saying. In recent months, Chin civil society groups have been growing increasingly concerned about the project, which is reportedly a joint venture between the Burmese government and Chinese mining firms.