Hundreds Of Local Workers Laid Off At MMG Gold Mine
Hundreds of local workers have been laid off at an Australian-operated gold mine in southern Laos following an announcement last year by company executives that the firm would cease mining the precious commodity due to rising costs.
About 400 of 4,000 workers at the MMG Lane Xang Minerals Limited Sepon mine in Savannakhet province were let go last week and paid compensation, a company officer told RFA’s Lao Service last week. Foreign employees, mostly experts, were also laid off last year, he said.
Work at the Sepon site will now focus on copper production, which had already generated …..