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Lao PDR implements modern mining cadastre system

Spatial Dimension in conjunction with the Ministry of Energy and Mines and the The open pit at the PanAust Phu Kham Copper-Gold Project in Lao PDRMinistry of Natural Resources and Environment in Lao PDR is pleased to announce the successful implementation of the country’s new mining cadastre system. 

The project, which was funded by the International Development Association of the World Bank Group aimed to provide the government of Lao PDR with a world class mining cadastre system to help encourage responsible investment in and development of the mining sector in Lao for the long term benefit of country.


In addition to the implementation of a new system based on the FlexiCadastre framework, the project also focused heavily on building human resource capacity across the various departments involved in the project.

“After working together with the Spatial Dimension team over the fifteen month project, we are pleased to announce the successful launch of our new mining cadastre system. The system brings many improvements to our administrative processes in managing mineral licenses and agreements across the country. Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to express my great appreciation and sincere thanks to World Bank for funding support and our partners for their cooperation in the implementation of new mining cadastre system," said Mr Boungnong Sidavong, the Director of Mining Title and Policy Division, Department of Mines.

"Spatial Dimension hopes to continue to build on the successes of this initial project and to work closely with the government of Lao PDR to extend the use of the system into adjacent divisions and agencies and also publish an online mining cadastre map portal," said Mr Glenn Matthews, Asia Pacific Manager at Spatial Dimension.







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