Olympus completes clean water initiative in Vietnam

first_imgOlympus Pacific Minerals, a Canadian mining company developing the Bong Mieu gold mine, and the East Meets West Foundation have recently completed a clean water project for the people of the Tam Lanh commune, near the mine in central Vietnam. An official ceremony to hand over the project to the community was held on January 20, 2009 at the Peoples’ Committee Hall in Tam Lanh. The modern water system will provide clean water to people in three hamlets, Bong Mieu, An Binh and An Lau of Tam Lanh commune. Olympus, its friends, (including the Rotary Club of Dural, Australia) and investors provided funding for the project while the foundation provided project design, construction expertise and operational management training for the community. This is a system that has been successfully introduced into many areas in Quang Nam Province and other parts of central Vietnam.The water system has the capacity to serve 400 households of Tam Lanh commune, with presently 253 homes having access to clean safe water for daily use. Olympus has said that it is pleased to have been a major contributor in the clean water project that will benefit the people who live in close proximity to the company’s Bong Mieu mine. The company said: “Our dedication to provide programs to the local community that will offer sustainable healthy lifestyles remains one of our top priorities.”last_img

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