MCRB Inputs into the Consultation on Rules to Implement the Mining Law
MCRB has made a submission to the Ministry of Mines on the drafting of Rules implementing the Myanmar Mining Law.
Welcoming the opportunity to comment, MCRB’s comments focus on subsistence and artisanal mining; labour regulation and occupational health and safety; community engagement and development, including grievance handling and what some term ‘CSR’; and managing environmental impacts.
MCRB is currently undertaking a sector-wide impact assessment (SWIA) on the mining sector in Myanmar. This involves field research at a number of mine sites (gold, artisanal gold, tin, tungsten, limestone) through Myanmar, as well as key informant interviews and analysis of Myanmar and international policies, laws and standards.
Inputs into the mining regulations are based on emerging insights from this work, and international good practice and standards from International Labour Organisation (ILO) Conventions, the World Bank/International Finance Corporation (IFC), and the International Council of Minerals and Metals. The publication of the mining sector-wide impact assessment (SWIA) will take place later this year and build on these inputs.