Inizia la produzione di polimetallici a Lhasa da parte del CNGG.

China National Gold Group Corp (CNGG), il secondo produttore cinese d’oro, ha detto che nei prossimi giorni inizierà la produzione della sua miniera di polimetallici a Lhasa.

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China National Gold Group Corp (CNGG), China’s second largest gold producer, said Monday the first phase of its “Gyama polymetallic mine” in Lhasa began production Monday.Tibetan residents from Gyama township last year reportedly petitioned the local government to put an immediate halt to the mining project in the area. The local government, however, is said to have paid no heed to the petition, and the whole region remained under heavy military surveillance, with imposition of severe restrictions on communication to outside world and people visiting the region.
Gyama in Meldro Gongkar is the birthplace of Tibet’s great king Songtsen Gampo (617-650 AD). There are fifteen villages in the valley, two of which are nomadic.
In June 2009, Tibetans in Gyama township protested against a water diversion project at a mining site in the area leading to skirmishes between residents and miners. Scuffles between angry Tibetans and miners were followed by police crackdown, leaving at least three Tibetans seriously wounded. The Chinese miners had to leave the site following a meeting between Tibetan residents and authorities.
Mining in Tibet is a contentious issue. Tibetans have long been professing the faith of holding nature as being too sacred to be disturbed. But with more and more mining companies operating in Tibet, activists say there is a great danger to the fragile ecosystem of Tibet.
Critics says Chinese and foreign mining companies are taking full “undue advantage” of the troubled Tibetan situation in exploiting Tibet’s untapped mineral wealth. They argue that no significant effort is made to consult the Tibetan people or to seek their informed consent on the issue.
The restless protests by Tibetan exiles and voiceless anguish of Tibetans in Tibet are often too meek to challenge the Communist China’s discretionary authority to exploit the region’s rich mineral reserves, which were kept untapped until the Chinese occupation.
Lately Tibetans in different parts of Tibet have been able to initiate some kind of sustained protests against mining activities, and in some cases have even managed to score temporary victories.
Earlier in June 2009, a tense standoff over a planned Chinese gold mine in Markham County, in Chamdo Prefecture in “TAR”, was forced to be resolved in favour of local Tibetans after vigorous anti-mining protests for weeks. The dispute occurred over operations of the mine set up by a Chinese firm at Ser Ngol Lo (Year of gold and silver), a mountain considered sacred by Tibetans. Tibetan protesters were facing armed Chinese security forces at the site, where Chinese mining and Lumbering firm, Zhongkai Co, had been authorized to excavate.
Again in May this year, at least five protesters, including two women, were injured as thousands of Tibetan villagers in Markham County renewed protests against mining operations on mountains they consider sacred. Protesters this time targeted three mines located at Tsongshen, Choeten, and Deshoe in the county.

Fonte: Dossier Tibet, 21 luglio 2010

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