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2021 05 27 1

2021 05 27 1

2021 05 27 1

2021 05 27 1

2021 05 27 1

2021 05 27 1

Photos during the technical conference and onsite visit of MIPC

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. VIII facilitated a joint technical conference with MacArthur Iron Projects Corporation (MIPC) and the  National Irrigation Administration (NIA), Irrigators Association (IA) and the Department of Agriculture (DA) to address issues and complaints alleging adverse impacts to farmlands caused by the mining operations of the said company.

Agreements in the said technical conference include among others the conduct of a separate technical conference by the DA and NIA to consolidate data needed for further study such as the impact to rice production, farmers, and the community of the ongoing mining operations. Likewise, concerns relative to compaction and elevation of the ongoing rehabilitation activities shall be further discussed. Meanwhile, MGB-08 through RD Leo Van Juguan, vowed to continue monitoring the operations of the company to ensure its compliance to environmental measures.

The said technical conference concluded with an onsite visit by the attendees.