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Lao People's Democratic Republic - Technical Assistance for Capacity Development in Hydropower and Mining Sectors Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2) : Approaches and actions to manage potential environmental and social safeguards issues and risks (English)

The development objective of the Technical Assistance for Capacity Development in Hydropower and Mining Sectors Project is to strengthen Lao's institutional capacity for sustainable development of its natural resources and extractive industry through: (i) better project planning and transparent mobilization of revenues from hydropower resources; and (ii) implementation of mining, management of mineral resources, improved practices of alluvial and small-scale mining, and increased transparency in revenue management. Negative measures include: water resources, impacts on mining, natural habitat, natural resources, and waste management. Mitigation measures include: a) up-grade the government's mine title registry and cadastre systems in order to ensure that prospective investors and operators maintain a high standard of performance and to improve security of tenure for all investors and enable the government to better monitor activities on the ground (this, possibly in coordination with other donors); (b) enhance the government's geological data processing skills and dissemination of information relevant to investors in order to strengthen business environment; and (c) deepen the process of legislative reform through implementation of the revised mining law, assist in preparation of detailed regulations and guidelines for the sector, strengthen the sector supervisory institutions, and enhance clarity as to roles and responsibilities.


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    Lao People's Democratic Republic,

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    East Asia and Pacific,

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    Approaches and actions to manage potential environmental and social safeguards issues and risks

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Lao People's Democratic Republic - Technical Assistance for Capacity Development in Hydropower and Mining Sectors Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2) : Approaches and actions to manage potential environmental and social safeguards issues and risks (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.