The SLACO Mining Project will mine bauxite deposits on the Bolaven plateau using open pit mining method. The mined bauxite ore will be washed at an ore washing plant located at the mine site and transport the bauxite ore washed to the SLACO New Alumina Refinery Plant. The project was studied since the year 2007 and received the Environmental Compliance Certificate in year 2010 and extend to 2012.
By the requirement from the GoL, ESL was engaged by SLACO to conducting the update of the Environmental Impact Assessment for the SLACO Mine Project. The updating, included field survey to update social and environmental condition and re-assessment the impact and mitigation measures.