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Burma update

Published by MAC on 2007-06-29

Burma update

29th June 2007

A leading Canadian engineering company is assisting one of China's biggest mining enterprises to construct a major ferronickel project in Burma. This is despite an effective embargo on all assistance to, and investment in, the military regime from many other countries, including the US and members of the European Union.

Hatch - which operates in India, the Middle East, Europe and throughout north and south America - is no stranger to controversy. Among its numerous projects are the Alumar alumina refinery in Brazil, and expansion of oil sands mining in Albert. [see:]

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