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Sunlabob provides clean water to remote Laos mining operation

2014-05-Phu Bia

Sunlabob this week finalized an agreement with Phu Bia Mining to supply and install an ultra-filtration water treatment system at the company’s gold and silver mining site in Ban Houayxai, Laos.

With the ability to process up to 3,000 liters of water per hour, the system will provide clean water every day to the camp’s approximately 800 workers employed by Phu Bia, the Lao-registered company of Australia-based PanAust.

A representative from Phu Bia Mining said, “The sustainable provision of clean water at the Ban Houayxai site is part of our ongoing commitment to occupational health and safety.”

The water will be sourced from surface water from an upland stream near the camp.

The Ban Houayxai site, which commenced produced in April 2012, is an open-pit gold and silver operation.

Due the remote nature of mining locations in Laos, Sunlabob has previously worked with other multinational mining companies. For example, Sunlabob installed solar-powered water supply systems in 12 villages to improve water sources for up to 4,000 villagers in the vicinity of a gold and copper mine operated by the Minerals and Metals Group (MMG) in Vilabouly district, Savannakhet Province.